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The Agamemnon

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Christine Longford  Lord Longford 

  • Author Notes

    Translated by Lord and Lady Longford from the Greek.

  • Synopsis

    The three plays of the Oresteia are conflated here to form one drama. Clytaemnestra and her lover Aigisthos kills her husband, Agamemnon. In retaliation, her son Orestes kills her in revenge.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    There were more actors in the cast, but the full cast list was unavailable.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Aigisthos Hilton Edwards
Orestes Micheál Mac Liammóir
Clytaemnestra Coralie Carmichael
Electra Betty Chancellor
Unspecified Character(s) May Carey
Agamemnon Lionel Dymoke
Leader of the Chorus Diana Vernon
Cassandra Shelah Richards
Unspecified Character(s) Esme Biddle
Production Team  
Director Lord Longford

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lady Boyd

  • Address

    Ince Castle
    Saltash
    Cornwall
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1752 842 672

  • Email

    boydince@aol.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings of the time.