The Oresteia

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01Agamemnon2014011220150823 (R3)

The Oresteia: Agamemnon

By Aeschylus.

A new version by Simon Scardifield.

The first of the three plays in Aeschylus's 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.

01Agamemnon2014011220150823 (R3)

The Oresteia: Agamemnon

By Aeschylus.

A new version by Simon Scardifield.

The first of the three plays in Aeschylus's 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.

02The Libation Bearers20140119

02The Libation Bearers20140119
02The Libation Bearers2014011920150830 (R3)

The Oresteia: The Libation Bearers

By Aeschylus

A new version by Ed Hime

The second play in Aeschylus's classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Agamemnon's son Orestes returns home from exile to kill his mother in revenge for his father's murder. But where can he find the strength to carry out such a terrible deed?

Sound design by Cal Knightley and Colin Guthrie.

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032014012620150906 (R3)

The Oresteia: The Furies

By Aeschylus.

A new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

The final play in Aeschylus's classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Orestes has avenged his father Agamemnon by murdering his killer, his own mother Clytemnestra. Now the Furies, deities of revenge, are on his trail and baying for blood. Can the young gods Apollo and Athena stop this cycle of revenge?

BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley

Sound design: Colin Guthrie.

01Agamemnon20140112

01Agamemnon20140112

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

02The Libation Bearers20140119
02The Libation Bearers20140119

The Oresteia: The Libation Bearers

By Aeschylus

A new version by Ed Hime

The second play in Aeschylus's classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Agamemnon's son Orestes returns home from exile to kill his mother in revenge for his father's murder. But where can he find the strength to carry out such a terrible deed?

BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley

Sound design by Cal Knightley and Colin Guthrie

03The Furies20140126

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The Oresteia: The Furies

By Aeschylus.

A new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

The final play in Aeschylus' classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Orestes has avenged his father Agamemnon by murdering his killer, his own mother Clytemnestra. Now the Furies, deities of revenge, are on his trail and baying for blood. Can the young gods Apollo and Athena stop this cycle of revenge?

BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley

Sound design: Colin Guthrie.