Agamem­non

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by Aeschy­lus In the first part of Aeschy­lus’ tril­ogy, King Agamem­non re­turns to Ar­gos, shortly af­ter the end of the Tro­jan War. Agamem­non tri­umphantly marches into the city and his palace, flaunt­ing the Tro­jan princess and Apollo priest­ess Cas­san­dra as his spoils of war. Clytemnes­tra wel­comes her hus­band, all pomp and cir­cum­stance. How­ever, it is quickly re­vealed that her en­thu­si­asm con­ceals a well-or­ches­trated plan. She has de­cided to take re­venge for the mur­der of their daugh­ter, Iphi­ge­nia, sac­ri­ficed by Agamem­non to get the Greek ships afloat over ten years ago. The red carpet she rolls out for Agamem­non’s re­turn fore­shad­ows the im­pend­ing blood­bath, when she and her ac­com­plice/lover, Aegisthus, mur­der the king and his con­cu­bine.

With English sur­titles Di­rec­tor: Cezaris Grauži­nis

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