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Performance

VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From12th June 2004
Opened22nd June 2004
To7th September 2004
WhenJun 1214,15,16,17,18,19,21,23,24, Jul 1,2,3,5,6,16,17,19,20,26,27,28, Aug 5,6,7,9,10,20,21,23,24, Sep 3,4,6,7at 19:45. Jun 22 19:00. Jun 19,24, Jul 3,17,28, Aug 7,10,21, Sep 7, Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £10.00. To £35.00.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)

Iphigenia at Aulis

Iphigenia at AulisT0350787665
Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon, is sacrificed to the goddess Artemis, to persuade her to grant the Greek ships a favouring wind on their way to conquer Troy. Agamemnon has become an ambitious politician, wavering in his motives, and a moral, if not a physical coward. Menelaus is also doubtful character. Achilles, to be sure, has something of a hero about him, but it is heroism of a very human youth, not of an adult Homeric warrior. As to Iphigenia, her character has been transformed from an unwilling victim into a true saint. She does not appear in Homer but tradition depict Iphigenia as a gagged, unwilling victim, appealing with her eyes, even at the moment of her death, for pity. In this play, she gives her life (much as Joan of Arc did) in accordance with what she regards as the 'divine will' and the needs of her country.
Author Euripides


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Production details

Company

Producer National Theatre
Director Katie Mitchell
Translation Don Taylor
Design Hildegarde Bechtler
Lighting Chris Davey
Choreographer Struan Leslie
Sound Gareth Fry
Performer Kate Duchene (Clytemnestra)
Performer Peter Needham
Performer Charlotte Roach
Performer Justin Salinger
Performer Dominic Rowan
Performer Annamaria Adams
Performer Helena Lymbery
Performer Penelope McGhie

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