VenueRoyal Shakespeare Theatre
Other spaces: The Dell, Waterside, Rehearsal Room
From26th March 2005
To26th March 2005
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The Greeks have entered Troy in the Wooden Horse, razed the city to the ground and killed most of Queen Hecuba's family. Now she mourns, wondering what catastrophe will strike her next. So she sends her son Polydorus into the safekeeping of the King of Thrace and guards her daughter Polyxena tightly. But then the ghost of the Greek hero Achilles rises from the grave and demands the death of Polyxena as a sacrifice to the Gods so that the winds will die down and allow the Greek fleet to return home. The great Greek tragedian Euripides wrote Hecuba in Athens in about 424BC at a point where he was becoming increasingly disillusioned with the futility of war. It remains one of the greatest anti-war plays of all time, a thrilling and emotional cry of fury against treachery and greed.
Author Euripides

Archive :: production:T0319651203, play:S2104604935, venue:V135

Production details


Company Royal Shakespeare Company
Adapted by Tony Harrison
Director Laurence Boswell
Design Es Devlin
Performer Vanessa Redgrave (Hebuca)
Performer Charlotte Allam
Performer Jane Arden
Performer Rosalie Craig
Performer Maisie Dimbleby
Performer Darrel D'Silvia
Performer Alan Dobie
Performer Mattherw Douglas
Performer Barbara Gellhorn
Performer Aileen Gonsalves
Performer Lydia Leonard
Performer Michele Moran
Performer Sasha Oakly
Performer Katherine O'Shea
Performer Judith Paris
Performer Sarah Quist
Performer Christopher Terry
Performer Malcolm Tierney
Performer Natralie Turner-Jones

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