Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen: Agamemnon and Of Mycenae and Men

A unique opportunity to view these seldom seen Greek Classics made for TV in the 1970s and screened in
association with the BFI and the University of Birmingham. These screenings will be accompanied by a short talk by Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Birmingham Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos.

The Serpent Son, Part 1: Agamemnon (1979)
Diana Rigg gives a superb performance as the husband-killer Clytemnestra in this production which tells the tale of Agamemnon’s fate after arriving home from the Trojan War. Innovative use of state-of-the-art technology and bold costume design make for a striking production of this ancient play of murderous revenge.

Of Mycenae and Men (1979)
This original comedy brilliantly parodies Agamemnon in its telling of the less-than-successful reunion of Helen (Diana Dors) with husband Menelaus (Freddie Jones) after the fall of Troy.

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The STUDIO Theatre at The Library Of Birmingham

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