THEATER

"The Persians" by Aeschylus

From 17 July to 18 July 2020 · Athens

Venue Details

Epidayros

Epidavros Ancient Theater

Nayplioy - Epidayroy

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change

National Theatre of Greece - Dimitris Lignades

The Persians (472 BC) is both the oldest surviving ancient drama and a historical document about the most significant armed conflict during the second Persian invasion of Greece: the Battle of Salamis. Aeschylus’ tragedy focuses on one of the most influential battles in the history of the humanity – a battle in which Aeschylus himself fought.

Without boasts and exultation, respectful of the pain of the defeated side, Aeschylus celebrates individual freedom, juxtaposing democratic ideals with despotism and blind allegiance to power. Those who are guided by prudence emerge victorious, whereas those who are guided by arrogance, cross the line and offend gods and humans with their vanity end up being punished by the mechanism of justice.

Translated by Th. K. Stefanopoulos
Directed by Dimitris Lignadis
Set and costume design: Eva Nathena
Music: Giorgos Poulios
Movement: Konstantinos Rigos
Lighting design: Christina Thanasoula

Cast (in alphabetical order): Vasilis Athanasopoulos, Konstantinos Gavalas, Lydia Koniordou, Anastasis Laoulakos, Alkiviadis Maggonas, Laertis Malkotsis, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Argyris Pantazaras, Giannos Perlengas, Giannis Vogiatzis, Argyris Xafis

As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Directed by Dimitris Lignadis. Cast: Vasilis Athanasopoulos, Konstantinos Gavalas, Lydia Koniordou, Anastasis Laoulakos and more

Ticket Details

To be announced.

When

From 17 July to 18 July 2020

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