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Part one of Aeschylus's trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Agamemnon returns home after his victory at Troy and faces his wife's anger for his sacrifice of their daughter.

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

The first of the three plays in Aeschylus's 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.

1 hour, 20 minutes

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Sun 23 Aug 2015 22:00

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Role Contributor
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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