Agamennone

Work of | Eschilo
Direction | Davide Livermore
Translator | Walter Lapini

PLOT

The tragedy opens the “Oresteia” trilogy. In the palace of Argos, a system of fires warns that Troy has fallen. The return of Agamemnon is anxiously awaited, preceded by a herald who narrates the toils of war and the exhausting return.

Clytemnestra has been long preparing the murder of her husband, who had sacrificed her eldest daughter. Agamemnon enters the scene with his concubine Cassandra, who prophesies the imminent regicide without being believed.

She is slaughtered together with the king by Clytemnestra, who seizes power alongside her lover Aegisthus.

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