Monday, 15 September 2014

The Furies - the Oxford Greek Play (2014)

Who would do right, fearing nothing?

Following Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, The Oxford Greek Play presents The Furies.

Orestes has murdered his own mother, Clytemnestra. In revenge, she has sent the Furies: terrifying infernal spirits who spread poison and madness across the earth. Their vengeance is simple: kill and be killed.

But things are changing. In Athens, a criminal court has been established to end this cycle of murder and Orestes is its first defendant.

Performed by University of Oxford students, The Oxford Greek Play is a rare opportunity to experience classical drama in its original language. Depicting the first murder trial ever held, AeschylusThe Furies challenges the core of our own legal system. Can guilt be judged? Can justice be wrong? Are victims still victims when the case is closed?

Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th October 2014.
Venue: Oxford Playhouse


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