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Euripides: Orestes
AtHENS & EPIdaURuS FESTIVAL 2010 |

National Theatre of Greece – Yannis Houvardas

Blame the oracles of Phoebus”. Tormented by guilt, Orestes lays the blame on Apollo, the god who pushed him into committing an unholy act: the murder of his mother, Clytemnestra.
Debunking the gods and mocking the demagogues, Euripides’ tragedy – written in 408 BC, half a century after Aeschylus’ take on the subject in his Oresteia – approaches Orestes’ matricide in the terms of a psychological drama, placing emphasis on the plot and the action.
Directed by Yiannis Houvardas and featuring an élite cast from the National Theatre of Greece, this interpretation of Euripides’ classic text promises to be both unconventional and contemporary.

Translation: Stratis Paschalis
Direction: Yiannis Houvardas
Sets & Costumes: Johannes Schütz
Lighting: Lefteris Pavlopoulos

With:
Electra: Stefania Goulioti
Helen: Tania Trypi
Orestes: Nikos Kouris
Menelaus: Akyllas Karazisis
Tyndareus: Christos Stergioglou
Pylades: Kostas Vasardanis
Messenger: Manolis Mavromatakis
Hermione: Dalara Georgiana
Phrygian Eunuch: Nikos Karathanos
Apollo: Giorgos Glastras

Chorus:
Lambrini Angelidou, Polyxeni Aklidi, Eleni Vergeti, Konstantinos Gavalas, Anna Kalaitzidou, Kora Karvouni, Yiannis Klinis, Rinio Kyriazi, Zoe Kyriakidou,  Iro Bezou, Lena Papaligoura, Virginia Tambaropoulou, Yorgos Tzavaras, Thanos Tokakis, Argyro Chioti.

source: greek festival

30 & 31 July 2010, 21:00

Epidaurus Ancient Theatre

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