Agamemnon

Adaptations

Key British productions

In 1981, Sir Peter Hall directed Tony Harrison's adaptation of the trilogy in masks in London's Royal National Theatre. [22] In 1999, Katie Mitchell followed him at the same venue (though in the Cottesloe Theatre, where Hall had directed in the Olivier Theatre) with a production which used Ted Hughes' translation. [23] In 2015, Robert Icke's production of his own adaptation premiered at the Almeida Theatre and transferred to the West End. Two other productions happened in the UK that year, in Manchester and at Shakespeare's Globe. [24]

Other adaptations

The Spaghetti Western The Forgotten Pistolero, is based on the myth and set in Mexico following the Second Mexican Empire. Ferdinando Baldi, who directed the film, was also a professor of classical literature who specialized in Greek tragedy.[25][26][27][28]

In 1887–1894 Composer Sergei Taneyev adapted the trilogy into his own operatic trilogy of the same name, which was premiered in 1895.In 1965-66 Composer Iannis Xenakis adapted vocal work for chorus and 12 instrumentsIn 1967 composer Felix Werder adapted the first play of the trilogy into an opera entitled Agamemnon.[29]


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