The Greeks (1 The War; 2 The Murders; 3 The Gods) (1980)

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Start date: 
19 January 1980
End date: 
29 March 1980
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Part 1 The War: Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis and Trojan Women, and scenes from Homer. Part 2 The Murders: Euripides' Hecuba, Aeschylus' Agamemnon, and Sophocles' Electra. Part 3 The Gods: Euripides' Helen, Orestes, Andromache, and Iphigenia in Tauris.
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
John Barton Director
Nick Bicat Composer
Nick Bicat Music
Sheila Falconer Movement
Celia Gregory Actor Cassandra / Chorus
David Hersey Lighting
John Napier Designer
John Shrapnel Actor Agamemnon / Apollo
Peter Stevenson Assistant Director
Janet Suzman Actor Clytemnestra / Helen / Chorus
Billie Whitelaw Actor Artemis / Andromache / Athene / Chorus
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Aldwych Theatre (London, Greater London, England) 19 January, 1980 to 28 March, 1980
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Living Greek Theatre: A Handbook of Classical Performance and Modern Production Book library 346-348
The Greeks: Ten Plays Given as a Trilogy Book library xxi
Aeschylus: Oresteia Book library xli
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Euripides: Hecuba, Trojan Women, Andromache Book library
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Agamemnon in Performance: 458 BC to AD 2004 Book library 399, 403, 404
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