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:

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

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