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The Libation Bearers

Episode 2 of 3

In the second play in Aeschylus's The Oresteia, a classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice, Agamemnon returns home from exile to kill his mother.

The Oresteia: The Libation Bearers
By Aeschylus

A new version by Ed Hime

The second play in Aeschylus's classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Agamemnon's son Orestes returns home from exile to kill his mother in revenge for his father's murder. But where can he find the strength to carry out such a terrible deed?

Sound design by Cal Knightley & Colin Guthrie.

1 hour, 5 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev

    Overture: The Oresteia Op.6

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915).
    • Chandos.
    • 1.

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer Aeschylus
Adaptor Ed Hime
Orestes Will Howard
Electra Joanne Froggatt
Clytemnestra Lesley Sharp
The Chorus Sheila Reid
The Chorus Amanda Lawrence
The Chorus Carys Eleri
Aegisthus Sean Murray
Cilissa Carolyn Pickles
Pylades Joel MacCormack
Servant David Seddon
Servant John Norton
Iphigenia Georgie Fuller
Singer Adriana Festeu
Musician Alasdair Malloy
Musician Stephen Webberley
Musician Stephen Whibley
Director Marc Beeby

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