Orestes: Blood and Light
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854599568Publication Date:
9 Nov 2006
Size: 198mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780015194Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
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First Staged:
Shared Experience at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, 2006

Orestes: Blood and Light

By Helen Edmundson Original author Euripides

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An explosive retelling of the most savage and powerful of ancient myths - the story of avenging siblings, Electra and Orestes - premiered by Shared Experience Theatre Company.

As children, Orestes and his sister, Electra, were sent far away, banished by their own mother. Years later, the city must vote to determine their future, as they stand trial for her murder. Some say the killing should be met with banishment and that the cycle of revenge must be stopped. Others want blood...

Exploring the tragedy of human relationships set against the backdrop of war, Helen Edmundson's play Orestes: Blood and Light is based on Euripides' Electra.

The play was first staged by Shared Experience at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, in September 2006, before touring.

Press Quotes

'Crackles with dangerous energy'

Irish Independent

'At once timeless and as topical as tomorrow's headlines... slams straight into the viewer's head, heart and gut'

Telegraph

'Euripides was the most profound and disturbing psychologist of the three great Greeks; and Edmundson and [director] Meckler blend his cruel insights and classical grandeur with a masterful theatrical intelligence'

Sunday Times
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854599568Publication Date:
9 Nov 2006
Size: 198mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780015194Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Helen Edmundson:

Queen Anne
Thérèse Raquin (Theatre Royal Bath version)
Small Island (stage version)
Swallows and Amazons (stage version)
The Clearing
Gone to Earth (stage version)
Anna Karenina (stage version)
Mary Shelley
War and Peace (stage version)
Life is a Dream
Mother Teresa is Dead
The Heresy of Love
Coram Boy (stage version)
The Mill on the Floss (stage version)

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Also by Euripides:

Hecuba
Bacchae
Greek Tragedy: Three Plays
Andromache
Women of Troy
Medea (Drama Classics)
Medea (Northern Broadsides version)
Medea (Theatre Babel version)
Medea (Headlong version)
Electra (Euripides)

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