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The Persians by Aeschylus
Athens & Epidavros Festival 2014 |

State Theatre of Nothern Greece – Nikaiti Kontouri

The Persians by Aeschylus


Translated by
Panos Moullas

Directed by
Nikaiti Kontouri

Set Design
Giorgos Patsas

Costume Design
Giannis Metzikof

Music
Sofia Kamagianni

Choreography
Kostas Gerardos

Lighting Design
Lefteris Pavlopoulos

With
Giannis Fertis
Akis Sakellariou
Lazaros Georgakopoulos
Giorgos Kolovos et al.
Who better to talk about the tribulations of war than the vanquished? Aeschylus uses the Persians’ lamentations to illustrate the significance of defeat and to highlight the ethos and values of the victorious Greeks while condemning arrogance. A tragedy packed with martial narratives, ghosts and allegorical, prophetic dreams, the Persians (472 BC) is based on historical events which the tragedian experienced in person at the battle of Marathon.

In the wake of her Trojan Women, Nikaiti Kontouri returns with another anti-war tragedy, this time with male protagonists played by Giannis Fertis, Akis Sakellariou and Lazaros Georgakopoulos.

15-16 August, 21:00
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

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