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«Agamemnon» by Aeschylus
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Aeschylus’ Agamemnon (458 BCE), THOC’s first ever staged production in 1971, is revived this summer as part of the celebrations marking the Organisation’s 50th anniversary. The tragedy, directed by Lea Maleni, is the first drama of the Oresteia, Aeschylus’ only extant trilogy. Deeply political at its core, Agamemnon limns the traces inscribed upon the fate of man by a regime where violence begets violence.

The stage is set in front of the palace of the Atrides, in Argos, where King Agamemnon returns after the end of the Trojan War, with Cassandra, King Priam’s daughter, as a trophy by his side. Clytemnestra will initially welcome him as befits a king, while playing hostess to the foreign woman. Behind this façade lurks a well-devised plan of revenge that culminates when Clytemnestra murders Agamemnon, abetted by her lover, Aegisthus.

The Aeschylian trilogy opens with an abominable act to raise the first poignant, well-timed questions of justice and democracy. Lea Maleni probes into the essence of the play with an accomplished team of actors and associates by her side, as she sets out to touch upon an enduring desideratum in a world of powers and counterpowers that has never given up the strive for equilibrium.
 

Venues:
Lefkosia: Makarios III Amphitheatre
Dates:
Friday 16 July 2021
Saturday 17 July 2021
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Thursday 22 July 2021 (greek surtitles)
Friday 23 July 2021 (english and turkish surtitles)

Larnaka: Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre
Date:
Wednesday 28 July 2021 (within the framework of Larnaka Festival)

Deryneia: Municipal Amphitheatre
Date:
Friday 30 July 2021

Lemesos: Kourion Ancient Amphitheatre
Dates:
Wednesday 4 August 2021
Thursday 5 August 2021
Friday 6 August 2021 (english and turkish surtitles)

Star tdate/End date: 16 July – 6 August 2021
Start time/End time: 21:00 – 23:00  

Entrance Price/Τicket: 
€17 / €8 (unemployed persons, pensioners with relevant documentation, large-families, persons under 25 years of age providing their national identification card)

Website: www.thoc.org.cy

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DATE AND TIME
From Friday, July 16, 2021 -  21:00
To Friday, August 06, 2021 - 23:00
LOCATION
LEFKOSIA, AMMOCHOSTOS, LARNACA, LEMESOS

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