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Seize the Fire: a Version of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound

Written by Tom Paulin; produced and directed by Tony Coe. Cast: John Franklyn-Robbins, Kate Binchy, Trevor Nichols, Julia Hills, Stephen Earle. A modern interpretation of the story of Prometheus, an immortal who steals fire from heaven and gives it to mortals. In this version, Prometheus is trapped in concrete rubble at the end of the world, having been placed there by Zeus as punishment. A brooding subtext that questions the concept of democracy while ennobling the pawns of Zeus provides additional depth to the drama. c2001. 29 min.