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The Oresteia

Author: Rory Mullarkey; Aeschylus.
Publisher: London, UK : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015.
Series: Methuen Drama
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A radical reinvention of the classic tale of justice and mercy. Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must continue the endless cycle of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Named Person: Aeschylus; Aeschylus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rory Mullarkey; Aeschylus.
ISBN: 9781474274319 1474274315
OCLC Number: 921132071
Description: 110 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Methuen Drama
Responsibility: adapted by Rory Mullarkey from the original by Aeschylus.

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A radical reinvention of the classic tale of justice and mercy. Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must continue the endless cycle of revenge by murdering his mother? This innovative new adaptation is the original and ultimate tale of justice and mercy.

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Rory Mullarkey's adaptation of these three Aeschylus plays . . . is undertaken with a spirit it would be hard to trump. . . . Mullarkey has adapted Aeschylus in a way that never fudges, conceals or Read more...

 
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