Iphigenia in Tauris

2014-2015 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Iphigenia in Tauris - Euripides
Launch: Theatro Dassous, 10/7/2015

Thomas Moschopoulos returns to Epidaurus with what was one of the most popular plays in antiquity, Iphigenia in Tauris, which, however, does not have the characteristics that would easily classify it as a tragedy. “Written at a time which was especially difficult for the Republic of Athens, one can describe it as an offering of hope and tender consolation on the part of Euraipides,” the distinguished director explains. This is a masterfully constructed play, filled with lyricism, which became a point of reference for the subsequent European humanist tradition and the Enlightenment. “In our time, where barbarities similar to those that take place in the ‘land of the Tauri’ appear – sadly – less and less mythical, the enlisting of intelligence and ethos and the rejection of senseless violence which will lead the main characters to the happy end of the play should be gladly received.” The performance stars Amalia Moutousi, Yorgos Chryssostomou and Anna Kalaitzidou. The music was written by Kornilios Selamsis.

Playwright: Euripides
Translation: Thomas Moschopoulos
Dramaturgical Advising: Tassos Angelopoulos
Costumes: Claire Breswell
Movement consultant: Sofia Pashou
Lighting: Sofia Alexiadou
Music Instruction: Nikos Galenianos
Assistant Director: Tassos Angelopoulos
Assistant Director: Anna Miheli
7 performances - 12.059 spectators
Theatro Dassous (10/07/2015 - 26/07/2015)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (07/08/2015 - 08/08/2015)
Ancient Theatre of Dion (19/08/2015)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (26/08/2015)
Theatro Dassous (11/09/2015 - 12/09/2015)
Epidaurus Festival
1st Theatro Dassous Festival
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