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Agamemnon

Drama on 3, The Oresteia Episode 1 of 3

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 12 January 2014

The Oresteia: Agamemnon
By Aeschylus.
A new version by Simon Scardifield.

The first of the three plays in Aeschylus' classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Agamemnon returns home to Argos after his victory at Troy. But his wife, Clytemnestra, has determined to take terrible revenge for his sacrifice of their eldest daughter Iphigenia.

BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists . . . . . Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley

Sound design: Colin Guthrie

Over the coming weeks, Drama on 3 will broadcast all three plays in the Oresteia in accessible, fast-moving, contemporary versions by three of this country's most imaginative writers. The second play, The Libation Bearers, is written by Ed Hime and the third, The Furies, is by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Credits

Writer
Aeschylus
Adaptor
Simon Scardifield
The Chorus
Arthur Hughes
The Chorus
Philip Jackson
The Chorus
Carolyn Pickles
Clytemnestra
Lesley Sharp
Agamemnon
Hugo Speer
Cassandra
Anamaria Marinca
Calchas
Karl Johnson
Aegisthus
Sean Murray
Iphigenia
Georgie Fuller
Herald
John Norton
Guard
Steve Toussaint
Guard
Harry Jardine
Singer
Adriana Festeu
Musician
Alasdair Malloy
Musician
Stephen Webberley
Musician
Stephen Whibley
Director
Sasha Yevtushenko
Performer
BBC Concert Orchestra

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