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Thyestes
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
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:

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

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