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:

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

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