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Alternate title:Choephori
Summary:In this 2nd part of the Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus, Agamemnon's son Orestes returns from exile and dedicates a lock of his hair on his father's tomb. He and his sister Electra recognize each other as Electra offers libations at the tomb and both swear to avenge their father's death. Entering Agamemnon's palace in disguise, Orestes kills Aegisthus and then his mother Clytemnestra. Threatened by the Furies, he flees to seek Apollo's help.
Contributor:Aeschylus
Harrison, Tony 1937
Provider:National Theatre (Great Britain)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:Europe
Place of origin – Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Place of origin – Region:England
Credits:Performed by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Cameramen, Dave Swan, Barrie Dodd, Paul Martingell ; editor, Toby Wallis ; music, Harrison Birtwistle.
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