Phoenician Women

1971-1972 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Phoenician Women - Euripides
Repeat: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Central Stage, 02/10/1971
Opening: Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala, 17/07/1971

The biggest and the most many-faceted play of Euripides describes the events which stroke the town of Thebes and the house of Laius from the moment Oedipus discovered the unintentional sin to the time he gets exiled. The plot is based in the quarrel of the two sons of Oedipus, who agree to take over the kingdom of their father and decide to share power. The problem begins when Eteokles refuses to hand over the governing of Thebes to his brother and thus Polynikes outraged by the injustice gathers an army to take revenge. Their mother Jokasta, in order to reconciliate her children permits the entrance of Polynikes in town and then the two brothers kill each other. Jokasta, sunk in her pain commits suicide while her daughter Antigoni recovers the bodies and returns in the palace of Thebes. The death of the two brothers and the salvation of the town give a fair ending in this complicated legal and ethical story.

Playwright: Euripides
Translation: Gerasimos Spatalas
Composition: Theodoros Mimikos
Music director: Theodoros Mimikos
19 performances - 46.711 spectators
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (17/07/1971 - 18/07/1971)
Ancient Theatre of Thassos (14/08/1971)
Ancient Stadium of Rodos (29/08/1971)
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (02/10/1971 - 07/11/1971)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (29/07/1972)
Ancient Theatre of Dodoni (05/08/1972)
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens (18/08/1972 - 20/08/1972)
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