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The Oresteia

Posted on 28/02/2012

Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps, a Royal Holloway Physical Theatre MA student, is performing as member of the chorus in The Oresteia at Riverside Studios.

The Oresteia dramatizes the rite of passage not just of one of its central characters Orestes but of a matrilineal society to a new patrilineal order based on the marriage of ethics and politics from which the polis emerges.

Revi’s direction is a psycho-physical journey all the way from oikos to polis, from the house to the city, from revenge ethics to insitutional retribution towards a new social legal order established by divine Athena, the goddess who having sprung from the head of Zeus is unknown to any mother. Men can no longer be just the mere instruments of Gods but they become instrumental in the judicial process. This synergy is dramatically represented in the first ever homicide trial in the history of humanity. The concluding harmony embraces society, nature and the Gods as a whole.

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