Orestes

Cast: 3f 3m

Staging: Single interior set, plus raised area

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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%)
First Staged:
Shared Experience at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, 2006

Orestes

By Helen Edmundson

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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, Orestes is based on Euripides' Electra.

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

Cast: 3f 3m

Staging:Single interior set, plus raised area

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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

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