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Drama on 3, The Oresteia Episode 1 of 3

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.

Release date:

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Aug 2015 22:00


Role Contributor
AdaptorSimon Scardifield
The ChorusArthur Hughes
The ChorusPhilip Jackson
The ChorusCarolyn Pickles
ClytemnestraLesley Sharp
AgamemnonHugo Speer
CassandraAnamaria Marinca
CalchasKarl Johnson
AegisthusSean Murray
IphigeniaGeorgie Fuller
HeraldJohn Norton
GuardSteve Toussaint
GuardHarry Jardine
SingerAdriana Festeu
MusicianAlasdair Malloy
MusicianStephen Webberley
MusicianStephen Whibley
DirectorSasha Yevtushenko
PerformerBBC Concert Orchestra

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