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:

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

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