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Sino-Greek drama 'Agamemnon' to premiere in Beijing

Updated: 2019-02-15 15:28:33

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China and Greece join hands on stage

Agamemnon, directed by Stathis Livathinos, the artistic director of the National Theater of Greece, portrays the first part of the tragic trilogy Oresteia by Aeschylus, considered the father of ancient Greek tragedy. The story involves how King Agamemnon of Argos, in order to attack Troy with the Greek army, was forced to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Artemis. This infuriated his wife, Clytemnestra, who ultimately kills him.

Luo Tong, a prominent director, producer and Greek translator, made a bilingual version of Agamemnon. The show strives to bring obscure lines in the original script closer to Chinese audiences, so they can better understand the brilliance of ancient Greek culture.

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