The Persians


In The Persians, Xerxes invites the gods' enmity for his hubristic expedition against Greece in 480/79 BCE; the focus of the drama is the defeat of Xerxes' navy at Salamis.
The Persians at Theatro Technis

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Theatro Technis
Starts: Wednesday 1 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 May 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


The Persians (Ancient Greek, Persai, Latinised as Persae) is an ancient Greek tragedy written during the Classical period of Ancient Greece by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus.


It is the second and only surviving part of a now otherwise lost trilogy that won the first prize at the dramatic competitions in Athens' City Dionysia festival in 472 BCE, with Pericles serving as choregos.


In The Persians, Xerxes invites the gods' enmity for his hubristic expedition against Greece in 480/79 BCE; the focus of the drama is the defeat of Xerxes' navy at Salamis.


Given Aeschylus' propensity for writing connected trilogies, the theme of divine retribution may connect the three.


Aeschylus himself had fought the Persians at Marathon (490 BC). He may even have fought at Salamis, just eight years before the play was performed.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 1 May 2019

Closes:Saturday 11 May 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 5-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£10

Concessions:
£8

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Creatives


Director: George Eugeniou

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