Iphigenia in Tauris archiveThe Greek fleet bound for Troy is becalmed. For the sake of a wind, Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces, is persuaded that he must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. But as the priest raises his knife to slit the child's throat, the goddess Diana spirits her away. Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's wife, believing her beloved daughter to be dead, slays her husband in revenge on is return from the Trojan wars. Their son, Orestes, avenges his father's death by killing his mother. Now, years later, as Iphigenia, a prisoner of the temple of Diana, looks across the sea to Athens, longing to return home, her brother Orestes arrives to rescue her... UK Premiere. Goethe is the supreme genius of modern German iterature. The Iphigenia story has occupied great creative minds through the ages from Euripides to Racine. This is the first time Goethe's Iphigenia will have been seen by a British audience.


Peter Bramhill, Adam Jackson-Smith, Frances McNamee, Laura Rees, Milo Twomey, Samantha Robinson


Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Producer: Ustinov Studio Company
Translation: Meredith Oakes
Director: Laurence Boswell
Design: Ti Green
Lighting: Ben Ormerod
Sound: Fergus O'Hare
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Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris (Play) production archive for QTIX code T2003713519. Details of all Iphigenia in Tauris archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1723443302

Archive Listings

21 Sep 11
20 Dec 11
Theatre Royal
Bath & North East Somerset

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