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The Agamemnon

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Michael Scott (2) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Aeschylus 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the original play by Aeschylus.

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of Aeschylus's classic Greek play which recalls Clytemestra's murder of her husband, Agamemnon, following his return from the Trojan Wars, in retaliation for his sacrificing of their daughter Iphigenia.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible, see original production for details. In the original production, all members of the cast also played The Chorus.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    03 December 1986

  • Producer

    Produced by Red Kettle Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    The play opened at Greyfriars Church, Waterford.

Original Cast  
Aegisthus Brian Doherty
Medusa Richard Meagher
Agamemnon Richard Meagher
Clytemenestra Clodagh Walsh
Persephonie Clodagh Walsh
The Watchman Aidan Walsh
Chorus Ann Hayden
The Herald Patrick Power
Casandra Jean Tobin
Production Team  
Director Michael Scott (2)
Lighting Designer Michael Scott (2)
Producer T.V. Honan
Music by Michael Scott (2)
Musician Paul Dower
Musician Brian Moore (1)
Percussion John Foley
Production Manager Eoin Roynane
Stage Manager Jim Daly
Lighting Operator John Collins
Voice Coach John Scott
Video Editor T.V. Honan
Video Editor Eddie O'Keefe
Video Operator Kieran Stewart

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    City Theatre Dublin - CTD

  • Address

    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    City Theatre Dublin - CTD

  • Address

    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.