SYRACUSE - CLASSIC GREEK PERFORMANCES IN THE GREEK THEATRE
THE 52nd SEASON OF CLASSIC PERFORMANCES IN THE GREEK THEATRE - 2016
Syracuse's most impressive example of Greek architecture is its amphitheatre, across the road from the tennis club. It is still used as a theatre today. In May and June it plays host to a number of Greek tragedies.
The 3 performances during the 2016 season are -
Play by Euripides
Alcestis is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides. It is the oldest surviving work by Euripides, although at the time of its first performance he had already been producing plays for some 17 years. It presents the story of Alcestis, the wife of Admetus, who according to Greek mythology sacrificed her own life in order to bring her husband back from the dead.
Play by Sophocles
Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, it recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon.
Alcestis and Electra are on alternate days between 13th May and 19th June 2016.
Play by Seneca
23rd to 26th June 2016
Phaedra is a play by philosopher and dramatist Lucius Annaeus Seneca, which tells the story of Phaedra, wife of King Thesues of Athens, and her consuming lust for her stepson, Hippolytus. Based on Greek Mythology and the tragedy Hippolytus by Greek playwright Euripides, Seneca's Phaedra is one of several artistic explorations of this tragic story.
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