The Furies by Aeschylus

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R3 A new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz of The Furies, the last play in Aeschylus’s trilogy.

BBC description: The Oresteia: The Furies By Aeschylus. A new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

The final play in Aeschylus’ classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Orestes has avenged his father Agamemnon by murdering his killer, his own mother Clytemnestra. Now the Furies, deities of revenge, are on his trail and baying for blood. Can the young gods Apollo and Athena stop this cycle of revenge?

BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley Sound design: Colin Guthrie.

To halt the blood feud spreading to yet another generation we are introduced to the emergence of the first homicide court.

Agamemnon (Ορέστεια #1)

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Read from January 10 to 15, 2014

Coming Sunday 12/1/2014 to R3. The first part of Aeschylus’s trilogy in a new version by playwright Simon Scardifield.

Clytemnestra Gonna Getcha

What a wonderful way to bust a TBR!

BBC Description: The Oresteia: Agamemnon By Aeschylus. A new version by Simon Scardifield.

The first of the three plays in Aeschylus’ 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.