Aeschylus

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In the Middle East, as in Greek tragedy, justice must prevail over moral absolutism | Kenan Malik
When political solutions lose out to vengeance, in Aeschylus’s words, ‘Where will it end?’

Kenan Malik

05, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Age of Rage review – ancient Greek tragedy explodes into our times
While the emotional complexities remain, Van Hove’s high-octane makeover featuring unrelenting pyrotechnics and riveting performances is a visual epic

Arifa Akbar

06, May, 2022 @2:25 PM

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Punchdrunk: The Burnt City review – spectacle eclipses story in siege of Troy epic
This immersive retelling of Greek tragedies is stylish and atmospheric but lacks narrative momentum and its scattered scenes can be frustratingly arcane

Arifa Akbar

21, Apr, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Top 10 novels inspired by Greek myths | Susan Stokes-Chapman
From James Joyce to Ali Smith and Chigozie Obioma, the archetypal stories of the ancients have inspired some of our best fiction

Susan Stokes-Chapman

26, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Suppliant Women review – an astonishing Greek chorus finds its voice
Aeschylus speaks directly to us in David Greig’s electrifying adaptation

Susannah Clapp

26, Nov, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Found in translation: how women are making the classics their own
Women have long been marginalised in the world of ancient texts, but female scholars and translators are finally having their say

Emily Wilson

07, Jul, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Does Theresa May really know what citizenship means?
The prime minister may not know her Aeschylus, writes the novelist Tom McCarthy, but she has a duty to understand the basic concepts she invokes

Tom McCarthy

21, Jan, 2017 @9:00 AM

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The one where Medea saves her kids: lost classics of Greek tragedy
In his new book, Matthew Wright analyses the remaining evidence of hundreds of Athenian texts that, packed with sex, magic and happy endings, would give a radically different impression of the genre

Charlotte Higgins

10, Nov, 2016 @12:43 PM

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Ditching classics at A-level is little short of a tragedy | Natalie Haynes
Classics underpins much of the modern world; the AQA exam board’s decision to end A-levels in classical civilisation, archaeology and history of art is lamentable

Natalie Haynes

19, Oct, 2016 @10:54 AM

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'This play is primal': David Greig on an ancient drama more relevant than ever
The new artistic director of Edinburgh’s Lyceum theatre explains how The Suppliant Women, Aeschylus’s 2,500-year-old play about a refugee crisis, offers a ‘profound statement on the purpose of theatre’

Libby Brooks

06, Sep, 2016 @12:53 PM

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This Restless House five-star review – Zinnie Harris's electrifying Oresteia
Directed by Dominic Hill, this four-hour epic of ambition and power is a sinewy reworking of Aeschylus that explodes into a cacophonous climax

Mark Fisher

03, May, 2016 @11:11 AM

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Lyn Gardner's top 10 theatre of 2015
The Almeida’s enthralling Oresteia is singled out by Lyn Gardner who, in no set order, chooses her other essential productions of the year

Lyn Gardner

17, Dec, 2015 @7:00 AM

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