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:

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

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