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Agamemnon

A New Version by Andy Hinds

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Andy Hinds 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Aeschylus 

  • Author Notes

    Based on the classic Greek tragedy by Aeschylus

  • Setting

    Argos, Ancient Greece.

  • Synopsis

    In CSI's 2011 production of 'Iphigenia in Aulis' (see separate Playography entry) Clytemnestra swore vengeance on her husband Agamemnon for sacrificing their daughter, Iphigenia - all so that his ships could sail to conquer Troy.

    Agamemnon now returns in triumph and Clytemnestra, appearing to have forgotten her vow of vengeance, greets him with shows of overwhelming joy. But her true intent is yet to be revealed; when she invites her husband to enter the palace on a river of bloodred cloth a great foreboding fills the hearts of the city elders. The curse on the royal house of Argos is not yet broken...

    The first part of Aeschylus' Oresteia Trilogy, first performed in the 5th century B.C.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Cassandra Sarah Allen Clarke
Agamemnon, King of Argos Michael Bates
Nurse Edel Chan Murphy
Nurse Andrea Cleary
Aide Ronan Dempsey
Aegisthus Nick Devlin
Aide Shane Falvey
Orestes Thomas Farrell
Herald David Ferguson
Argive Elder Duncan Lacroix
Argive Elder Aidan O'Mahony
Watchman Joe Purcell
Clytemenestra Lesa Thurman
Production Team  
Director Andy Hinds
Set Designer Vincent Bell
Lighting Designer John Crudden
Costume Designer David Houghton
Costume Designer Sarah McCann
Company Manager Claire Hefferon
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Stage Manager Lisa Krugel
Stage Manager Ciara Nolan
Sound Operator Jenn O'Rawe
Graphic Design Milly McLaughlin
Photography Marius Tatu
Music & Sound Designer Cameron McCauley
Music & Sound Designer James O'Leary
Music & Sound Designer Alex Ryan
Casting Director Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Classic Stage Ireland (CSI)

  • Address

    Grattan Building
    Dublin City University, Collins Avenue
    Dublin 9
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 7007772

  • Email

    csi@dcu.ie

  • Website

    classicstageireland.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Classic Stage Ireland (CSI)

  • Address

    Grattan Building
    Dublin City University, Collins Avenue
    Dublin 9
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 7007772

  • Email

    csi@dcu.ie

  • Website

    classicstageireland.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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