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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Oresteia
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'A flickering light appears on the horizon. A fire. A sign!

'After ten years of fighting in Troy - ten years during which Argos has been suspended in time, awaiting word of victory or defeat, awaiting the return of its men - the beacon glows on the horizon signaling a victorious end to the war.

'Inside the palace Clytemnestra eagerly awaits the homecoming of her triumphant king Agamemnon. Outwardly her demeanor is one of joy and elation but a dark rage underlies the sweet smiles of jubilation. As her husband sails home Clytemnestra prepares to exact a horrifying revenge on the man who, in order to win this war, sacrificially slit the throat of his own daughter.

'A curse has fallen upon the House of Aetreus: blood will be shed, familial bonds betrayed and social order disintegrated before the blight on it is lifted.'

Source: Sydney Theatre Company website, http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/
Sighted: 07/06/2010

Notes

  • Adapted from Aeschylus's Oresteia.

Production Details

  • Produced by the Sydney Theatre Company's 'The Residents', 7 June - 4 July 2010. Director: Tom Wright.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 June 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Oresteia Tom Wright , 2010 single work drama
Blood Flows Freely in Grim Greek Tragedy Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 June 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of Oresteia Tom Wright , 2010 single work drama
Blood Flows Freely in Grim Greek Tragedy Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 June 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of Oresteia Tom Wright , 2010 single work drama
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 June 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Oresteia Tom Wright , 2010 single work drama
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