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The Furies

Drama on 3, The Oresteia Episode 3 of 3

The Oresteia: The Furies
By Aeschylus.
A new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

The final play in Aeschylus's classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Orestes has avenged his father Agamemnon by murdering his killer, his own mother Clytemnestra. Now the Furies, deities of revenge, are on his trail and baying for blood. Can the young gods Apollo and Athena stop this cycle of revenge?

BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley
Sound design: Colin Guthrie.

Release date:

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Sun 6 Sep 2015 22:15

Credits

Role Contributor
WriterAeschylus
AdaptorRebecca Lenkiewicz
NarratorNiamh Cusack
AlectoPolly Hemingway
MegaeraMaureen Beattie
TisophoneCarolyn Pickles
OrestesWill Howard
AthenaChipo Chung
ApolloJoel MacCormack
ClytemnestraLesley Sharp
The PythiaPriyanga Burford
GirlCarys Eleri
JudgeSean Murray
MusicianAlasdair Malloy
MusicianStephen Webberley
MusicianStephen Whibley
DirectorSasha Yevtushenko
PerformerBBC Concert Orchestra

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