“A curse burns bright on crime,” claims Agamemnon, the King of Mycenae. What that means to German director, Ulrich Rasche, remains to be seen at this year’s Αthens Epidaurus Festival. The king returns home from the Trojan War, to be killed by his wife and her lover, Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Fate, justice, revenge, family sins and gender roles (yup, we were touching on this one even since back then), all wrapped up by one of our best Greek tragedians, Aeschylus. We already picture the cast diving into dread and blood, following Rasche’s distinctive mannerism, and soundtracked to live contemporary music. But why picture it, when you can experience it at the impressive Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus?
With English subtitles.
You can see our picks of this year's Athens Epidaurus Festival here. For the full programme head over to the festival's official website.