y Persae single work   drama   myth/legend  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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An adaptation of Aeschylus' The Persians, Persae recasts the Persian invaders of Greece in the classical original with the Coalition of the Willing's troops invading Iraq. A chorus of spin doctors, journalists, US marines and party donors buzz around Atossa/Barbara Bush, a mutilated war hero and the bereaved daughter of the Australian Prime Minister. Classical speech and chorus devices are meshed with the language of soundbytes and embedded journalism, while the dark politics and violent consequences of invasion spin wildly out of control.

Production Details

  • First produced: University of Wollongong company, 2005 Performance Space, Wollongong, Australia (60 minutes)

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First known date: 2005
Last amended 24 Oct 2006
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