Thyestes

Cast: 5m plus 2f/m plus chorus plus 2 non-speaking boys

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Paperback, 58 pages ISBN: 9781854596505Publication Date:
29 Jun 2001
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 58 pages ISBN: 9781780013626Publication Date:
20 Oct 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 1994

Thyestes

By Seneca Translated by Caryl Churchill

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A violent tragedy by a contemporary of Nero, in a faithful and uncut translation by one of our leading dramatists.

Atreus, Agamemnon's father, takes revenge on his brother Thyestes by murdering Thyestes' sons and serving their flesh up for their father's dinner.

Caryl Churchill's version of Seneca's play Thyestes was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, in June 1994, in a production directed by James Macdonald.

Thyestes is also available in the collection Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

Press Quotes

'A bleakly eloquent new translation... leaves you deeply impressed'

Sunday Times

'It is a sign of Ms Churchill's success that, without rubbing in any parallels, her version constantly prompts thoughts... of the ethics of revenge, of the latest reports from Rwanda, of what has happened in its time on all five continents'

Sunday Telegraph

'The effect is cold-bloodedly illuminating'

Independent on Sunday

Cast: 5m plus 2f/m plus chorus plus 2 non-speaking boys

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 58 pages ISBN: 9781854596505Publication Date:
29 Jun 2001
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 58 pages ISBN: 9781780013626Publication Date:
20 Oct 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

Lovesick
Cloud Nine
Bliss
Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen
Tickets are Now On Sale
Abortive
A Dream Play
Schreber's Nervous Illness
Three Short Plays
A Mouthful of Birds
Traps
Seven Jewish Children
Far Away
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?
Caryl Churchill Plays: Five
Hot Fudge
Caryl Churchill: Shorts
A Number
Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
Love and Information
The Skriker
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Pigs and Dogs
Beautiful Eyes
Blue Heart
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
Icecream
Ding Dong the Wicked
Lives of the Great Poisoners
This is a Chair
Air
Three More Sleepless Nights
Seagulls
Hotel
The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
Here We Go
The Judge's Wife
Mad Forest
What If If Only
Escaped Alone
War and Peace Gaza Piece
The After-Dinner Joke

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