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:

Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
Tickets are Now On Sale
The After-Dinner Joke
This is a Chair
A Number
Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
A Dream Play
The Skriker
Caryl Churchill: Shorts
A Mouthful of Birds
Love and Information
Hotel
Bliss
The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
Icecream
War and Peace Gaza Piece
Beautiful Eyes
Three More Sleepless Nights
Escaped Alone
Blue Heart
Lives of the Great Poisoners
Pigs and Dogs
Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?
Mad Forest
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.
The Judge's Wife
Seagulls
Caryl Churchill Plays: Five
Three Short Plays
A Number (2015 edition)
Traps
Abortive
Ding Dong the Wicked
Cloud Nine
Here We Go
Far Away
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Schreber's Nervous Illness
Hot Fudge
Far Away (Donmar edition)
Seven Jewish Children
Lovesick

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