Ref NoJH/1/73
TitleOresteia Television/Oresteia ground plans and research
LevelFile
Datec1980s
DescriptionThe Oresteia by Aeschylus was adapted and translated by Tony Harrison, directed by Peter Hall and designed by Herbert at The National Theatre [Olivier Theatre], 1981. It was performed in the amphitheatre at Epidaurus, Greece in 1982 and a film of this was broadcast by Channel 4 in Oct 1987.
The file contains stage plans, set piece items plans [statues and architectural features] and research into Greek design [photocopies of items] together with some sketches of weapons and shoes. Also in the file is a Channel 4 information pack with a copy of Harrison's adaptation, the pack has a booklet on the play, press photographs of the actors in costume, reviews and a press release.
Extent1 file.
SeriesIndexed files
Related MaterialSee http://www.nytimes.com/1986/09/01/arts/tv-oresteia-aeschylus-tragedy.html for review of the TV version/translation.
Persons
CodePersonNameDatesNotes
DS/UK/86Royal National Theatre; 1976-1976-
DS/UK/86Royal National Theatre; 1976-1976-
DS/UK/175Harrison; Tony (1937-); Mr; Poet; playwrght1937-
DS/UK/175Harrison; Tony (1937-); Mr; Poet; playwright1937-
Production
RecordTitle
513The Oresteia
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