THYESTES (AFTER SENECA)

by Thomas Henning, Simon Stone, Chris Ryan, Mark Winter

THYESTES (AFTER SENECA)

by Thomas Henning, Simon Stone, Chris Ryan, Mark Winter

It is the most infamous of all the ancients — the story of the deposed king whose sons were slaughtered and served to him by his brother in a feast. In this modern version, reimagined by four young writers, the boundaries of Seneca's play have been blown out to encompass the matrix of killings in the original myth.

A series of moments between atrocities, Thyestes explores the constant that has underpinned human nature across the centuries: that man is brutal, capable of anything. And in the spaces between the banal and the ordinary, terrifying acts occur.

Thyestes won Green Room Awards for Best Adaptation, Best Production and Best Ensemble.

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SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2018

Recommended for tertiary study

Green Room Award - Best Adaptation for the Melbourne Stage (2010 winner)

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