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Thyestes - Full Length Play, Drama

Thyestes

Caryl Churchill, Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Full Length Play, Drama

11m

ISBN: 9781854596505

Translated by Caryl Churchill
"In Caryl Churchill's spartan, poetic translation ... this template tragedy is awesome." - Observer

"Skillfully points up all the play's influence on Elizabethan drama, while investing it with some welcome modernity of utterance....…

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Full Length Play

Drama

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In this poetic version of the influential Roman tragedy, the most appalling crime in Greek mythology unfolds with characters in modern dress and a one man chorus manning a video camera.
"In Caryl Churchill's spartan, poetic translation ... this template tragedy is awesome." - Observer

"Skillfully points up all the play's influence on Elizabethan drama, while investing it with some welcome modernity of utterance.... Has its rewards for the student of Seneca, of Churchill and of Eng. lit." - Financial Times

"Powerful." - What's On

"Eloquent." - London Sunday Times

"Prompts thoughts ... of the ethics of revenge, of the latest reports from Rwanda, of what has happened in its time on all five continents.... The style conveys the sadism and anguish of the main characters all the more forcefully for being bare and direct." - Sunday Telegraph

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11m

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill (born 1938) wrote her first play, Downstairs, while at Oxford University. It was staged in 1958 and won the award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Festival. Her plays have been performed on international stages, on the BBC radio, and adapted for BBC television. They include Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine, Fen, Three More Sleepless Nights, Top Girls ... view full profile

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