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
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.
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|The Chorus||Arthur Hughes|
|The Chorus||Philip Jackson|
|The Chorus||Carolyn Pickles|
|Performer||BBC Concert Orchestra|