The House of Atreus

by  Burton Crane

Collection / Anthology, Drama  /  6m, 6f

Three famous tragedies from the ancient Greek - Hecuba by Euripides, Agamemnon by Aeschylus, and Elektra by Sophocles are included in this collection. Chronologically connected, they may be performed as individual plays.

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The House of Atreus

by  Burton Crane

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Three famous tragedies from the ancient Greek - Hecuba by Euripides, Agamemnon by Aeschylus, and Elektra by Sophocles.

Chronologically connected, they may be performed as individual plays. Each has been abridged to about half-hour length and written in modern English verse that is intended to be spoken and readily comprehensible. These are both powerful and playable adaptations.

All necessary music materials can be found at the back of the acting edition. 

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
    $45 per short play individually

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Details

  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Chorus Size: Small

Casting

6m, 6f
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Burton Crane

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