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Hecuba

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Euripides 

  • Adapted From Notes

    A new version by Frank McGuinness from a literal translation by Fionnuala Murphy.

  • Synopsis

    Troy has fallen to the Greeks, and Hecuba, its beloved queen, is widowed and enslaved. She mourns her great city and the death of her husband, but when fresh horrors emerge, her grief turns to rage and a lust for revenge.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    The cast of the original production included 6 Sons of Polymestor.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Talthybius Alfred Burke
Odysseus Nicholas Day
Chorus Susan Engel
Hecuba Clare Higgins
Polyxena Kate Fleetwood
Polymestor Finbar Lynch
Agamemnon Tim Pigott-Smith
Polydorus Eddie Redmayne
Production Team  
Director Jonathan Kent
Designer Paul Brown
Lighting Designer Mark Henderson
Music by Nikola Kodjabashia
Sound Designer Christopher Shutt

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.