Thyestes

by  Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Caryl Churchill

Full Length Play, Drama  /  11m

"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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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.
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"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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Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Fe ...

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