Agamemnon: Part One of The Serpent Son. BBC 1979

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Agamemnon: Part One of The Serpent Son. BBC 1979

Wednesday 1st February 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Minghella Building

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A superb performance from Diana Rigg as Clytemnestra dominates this production from Aeschylus’s  Oresteia.  Agamemnon arrives home victorious from the Trojan War, but he has sacrificed his daughter, and his wife plots revenge.  Innovative use of state-of-the-art technology, married with bold costumes from the designer who also worked on Doctor Who, make a striking production of this ancient play about the violence of war that comes into the home.

Dir. Bill Hays.  With Helen Mirren, Denis Quilley, Diana Rigg. 95 min.

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