Ancient Theater of Epidaurus: Oresteia

Epidaurus Festival
Date: Friday, 28 June 2019 21:00 - Saturday, 29 June 2019 21:00

 National Theater - Io Voulgaraki, Lily Meleme, Georgia Mavragani
Oresteia of AeschylusAn innovative proposal by the National Theater: Three directors in their first appearance at Epidaurus present in one show Oresteia, the only surviving trilogy of ancient drama, with the same creative group of actors and actors. Agamemnon directs Io Voulgarakis, the Beggars, Lily Meleme and Emenemides Georgia Mavragani. Agamemnon
Directed by Io Voulgarakis

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The second work of the trilogy is dominated by the figure of Electra, who mourns her murdered father, expecting her brother, Orestis, to dream together as a mere light of salvation to plan revenge together. At the beginning of the project, Electra laughed over her father's grave, and the Beggars, the women of the dance that accompany her, magnify her lament while offering their own choirs. This is the first time her brother, who has returned years later to avenge his father's murder with his loyal friend, Pyladi, disguised as strangers for not recognizing them. Seeing her lying, she realizes that she will have an ally in this sacred work and reveals her identity. The action then evolves rapidly. Orestes and Pyladis with Electra's cover pretend to be two strangers who bring the ashes of the dead Orestes to Clytemnestra. Clytemnestra receives Orestes, and then, after revealing his identity, he performs it and then performs his lover and comrade Aigigto. The tragedy closes with Erinouss coming, stalking Orestes mercilessly until the time of his acquittal by the Areopagus. Eumenes.
Direction: Georgia Mavragani


The third part of the trilogy of insurrection concerns the persecution of Orestes by the Erinids and the sacred test that he will have to go through in order to be felled and converted to Eumenides, acquitting his crime. In this founding work of the Athenian Democracy, the Areios Pagos is first institutionalized.Directed by: Io Voulgarakis (Agamemnon), LillyMeleme (Choifori), Georgia Mavragani (Eumenides)
Translation: Κ.Χ. Myris
Sets: Paris Mexis
Lighting: Lefteris Pavlopoulos Play (alphabetically): Dimitris Georgiadis, Stefania Goulioti, Stelios Iakovidis, Maria Kitsou, Filareti Komninou, Despina Kourti, Alexandros Logothetis, Argyris Xafis




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  • From Friday, 28 June 2019 21:00 to Saturday, 29 June 2019 21:00

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