The Orestean [sic] Trilogy of Aeschylus (1904 - 1905)

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Start date: 
1 January 1904
End date: 
31 December 1905
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Production notes: 
Warr's translation was adapted by E. D. A. Morshead for this production, which was possibly the earliest professional production of the Oresteia. Fiona Macintosh considers that this production began in 1903, but Trewin in Benson and the Bensonians states that although it was conceived in the winter of 1903 it was not produced until the spring of 1904 (p.143). In the spring of 1904 it also toured several public schools. The 1904 production was revived the following year.
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Person Role Notes
Roxy Barton Actor Athena, at the Coronet Theatre 1905
Constance Benson (1863-1946) Actor Clytemnestra
Frank R. Benson Actor Orestes
Frank R. Benson Director
Dorothy Green Actor Athena, in Cambridge in May 1905
G. F. Hannam-Clark Actor
Henry Herbert Actor
Cyril Knightley Actor Apollo
Arthur Machen Actor
Mabel Moore Actor Electra
E. D. A. Morshead Adaptor
Gertrude Scott Actor Cassandra
Gwynne Whitby Actor
Christopher Wilson Composer composed incidental music

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