Translating and Directing the Oresteia of Aeschylus

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2011 (EN)
Translating and Directing the Oresteia of Aeschylus (EN)

Bond, Robin; University of Canterbury, Department of Classics

The consensus is among theater people that to translate and direct Aeschylean drama for a modern audience is a major task and even more so is the task of translating and directing the Oresteia. The Classics Department of the University of Canterbury undertook this task when I translated and directed the Oresteia for the Christchurch stage in New Zealand. The article discusses the directorial choices made in terms of compressing this epic drama into a smaller theater space, especially in handling in an effective way the parodos and first stasimon of the Agamemnon. (EN)

Clytemnestra (EN)
Agamemnon (EN)
Oresteia (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών (EL)
University of Patras (EN)



Centre for the Study of Myth and Religion in Greek and Roman Antiquity (EN)

Electra; Αρ. 1 (2011): The Atreids; 1-22 (EL)
Electra; Αρ. 1 (2011): The Atreids; 1-22 (EN)

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