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Classical Greek Theater

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)

Agamemnon (Oresteia, Part 1)

Directors, Peter Meineck and Graham Mitchell London Small Theatre Company, translation for the stage by Peter Meineck, 1991. This full-length modernized production of Aeschylus's play concerning love, war and a curse upon a family is presented by the London Small Theatre Company and features brilliant acting and a powerful new translation for the stage. 108 min.

Ajax

Director, Peter Meineck. Cast: Yasmin Sidhwa, James Moriarty. A new translation for the stage of Sophocles earliest surviving play, Ajax, in which a warrior hero of the Greek army at Troy dies in dishonor. 1994. 71 min. [preservation copy]

Antigone

Read in the original Greek. The text upon which the present reading...is based, was edited by Martin L. D'Ooge (Boston, 1888). Performed by members of Columbia University. Produced by Eugene Bruck.

Antigone

Directed by Harry Love. Cast: Miriam Sharpe, Harry Love, Poppy Nonweiler, Ewen Kingston, John Dawson. A stage production of Sophocles' Antigone which relates how Antigone, in defiance of King Creon's command, gives the body of her brother a ritual burial, and how her condemnation to death by the king results in her suicide, the suicide of the king's sons, and the death of his wife. The Department of Classics, University of Otago and Classic Productions. 1998. 67 min.

Antigone

Director Gerald Freedman. Cast: Genevieve Bujold, Stacy Keach, Fritz Weaver, Leah Chandler, James Naughton, Betty Miller, Louis Zorich. A filmed play adaptation from the Jean Anouilh reinterpretation of the Sophocles tragedy. First written and produced during the Nazi Occupation, this play about a young woman facing a morally corrupt world raises powerful questions of human interaction in regard to collaboration, responsibility and personal integrity. A production of Thirteen/WNET for NET Playhouse on PBS 10/7/72. 90 min.

Antigone

Directed by Don Taylor. Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Gwen Taylor, John Shrapnel, John Gielgud. 1984. 120 min.

Antigone

Jean Anouilh version; excerpts.

Antigone

Jean Anouilh version. Directed by Howard Sackler.

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