In this 2nd part of the Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus, Agamemnon's son Orestes returns from exile and dedicates a lock of his hair on his father's tomb. He and his sister Electra recognize each other as Electra offers libations at the tomb and both swear to avenge their father's death. Entering Agamemnon's palace in disguise, Orestes kills Aegisthus and then his mother Clytemnestra. Threatened by the Furies, he flees to seek Apollo's help.
Aeschylus; Harrison, Tony 1937
National Theatre (Great Britain); Channel Four (Great Britain); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Literature, Print Culture; Performing Arts, Music; Theater; Literature, Print Culture
Europe; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; England
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- Physical Description
71 minutes; color
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Performed by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Cameramen, Dave Swan, Barrie Dodd, Paul Martingell ; editor, Toby Wallis ; music, Harrison Birtwistle.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089910; Fedora 2 PID: umd:1280; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/779; OCLC: ocm12835589; Catalog Key: alephsys001368955
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