Adele Thomas directs a contemporary distillation of all three plays from Aeschylus's Oresteia, one of the great cornerstones of Western drama.
Documenting the bitter cycle of violent retribution that afflicts the House of Atreus as a consequence of Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia, the Oresteia dramatises the shift away from the 'natural law' of the individual blood vendetta and towards a self-governing polis founded on principles of fair trial and punishment.
Adapted by award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey.
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