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Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
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....Continua