NEWS ABOUT CLASSIC STAGE IRELAND
In a new version by Andy Hinds
Project Arts Centre
March 16th - 31st, 2012
With their last three acclaimed productions, Classic Stage Ireland has been exploring the world of Ancient Greek Theatre - Euripides’ The Bacchae, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis.
This exploration will continue in 2012 with a new production of Aeschylus' 'Agamemnon'.
Euripides’ ‘Iphigenia in Aulis’ (June 2011) told how King Agamemnon, much against the protests of his wife, Clytemnestra, sacrificed his Daughter, Iphigenia, so that the thousand Greek ships could sail to conquer Troy. ‘Agamemnon’ relates what happens when Agamemnon returns in triumph to his home in Argos...
Clytemnestra, appearing to bear no vengeful rancour because of her daughter’s sacrifice, protests overwhelming joy at her husband’s return. A great foreboding, however, fills the hearts of the chorus of Argos elders when she persuades her husband to parade into the palace treading upon a river of ornamented, blood red cloth...
'Agamemnon' is the first play in the only surviving trilogy of Greek tragedies, The Oresteia by Aeschylus. ‘The trilogy represents not only the richest expression of Greek tragic poetry but the most influential and provocative text in the surviving corpus of ancient Greek drama.’ (Martine Cuypers - Trinity Classics Dept.)
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Acting the Text Workshops
Classic Stage Ireland hold weekly ongonig acting workshops every Wednesday evenig at The Lab on Foley Street, Dublin 1