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


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

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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