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Agamemnon (Oresteia, Part 1)

Directed by Peter Hall. National Theatre of Great Britain, 1983. The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence his queen, Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder. 90 min. View this video online (UC Berkeley users only)