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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%)
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:

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

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