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Agamemnon

Author: Peter Hall; Tony Harrison; Aeschylus.; National Theatre (Great Britain); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, ©1983.
Series: Oresteia, pt. 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence, his Queen Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder.
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Genre/Form: Televised plays
Television adaptations
Fiction television programs
Television programs
Drama
Named Person: Aeschylus; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Aeschylus.; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hall; Tony Harrison; Aeschylus.; National Theatre (Great Britain); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 12675046
Notes: Part 1 of the Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus.
FFH901.
Credits: Cameras, Dave Swan, Barrie Dodd, Paul Martingell; editor, Toby Wallis; designer, Jocelyn Herbert; music, Harrison Birtwistle.
Cast: National Theatre of Great Britain.
Description: 1 videocassette (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Oresteia, pt. 1.
Responsibility: by Aeschylus ; National Theatre of Great Britain production ; directed and produced by Peter Hall ; English version, Tony Harrison.

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The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence, his Queen Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder.

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