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The Libation Bearers

The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides - William Bedell Stanford, Aeschylus, Robert Fagles

bookshelves: winter-20132014, tbr-busting-2014, radio-3, published-458bc, fradio, greece, tragedy, families, revenge, under-500-ratings

Read from January 16 to 21, 2014


The second part of Aeschylus's Oresteia trilogy in a new version by Ed Hime.

BBC blurb: The second play in Aeschylus's classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Agamemnon's son Orestes returns home from exile to kill his mother in revenge for his father's murder. But where can he find the strength to carry out such a terrible deed?

BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley. Sound design by Cal Knightley & Colin Guthrie.

"People, look upon this mess of flesh."