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The Oresteia archiveA man is faced with the choice of killing his daughter or losing a war. Driven by personal ambition, he brutally murders his child and, in doing so, unleashes a chain of vengeance that rips through his family and community. When he returns home victorious, his wife murders him, and their son in turn, murders her. Social order collapses, tyranny triumphs and the 'daughters of darkness' burst out of the bowels of the earth demanding that the son's crime be avenged. Finally the son is put on trial and in the tense and highly charged atmosphere of the courtroom, the story reaches its climax. But can the court stop further bloodshed and break the cycle of vengeance? The Oresteia 2: The Daughters of Darkness


Michael Gould, Anastasia Hille, Paul Hilton, Lilo Baur, Robert Bowman, Sabastian Harcombe, Melissa Holding, Wendy Kweh, Ineke Lievens, Joy Richardson, Asta Sighvats, Joe Townsend


Author: Aeschylus
Adapted by: Ted Hughes
Director: Katie Mitchell
Design: Vicki Mortimer
Lighting: Nigel Edwards
Music(s): Melissa Holding, Joe Townsend
Choreographer: Struan Leslie
Sound: Gareth Fry

The Oresteia

The Oresteia (Play) production archive for QTIX code T927672247. Details of all The Oresteia archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1558971936

Archive Listings

18 Nov 99
1 Apr 00
Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre)
West End, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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