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

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