Accessibility

Autumn cycle

Antiquity Lines

Staged Readings of Ancient Dramas
Co-production with Slovene Association of Antique and Humanistic Studies

Opening night Oedipus

14 November 2011

 

Opening night Hecuba

16 November 2011

Seneca’s Oedipus draws from a well-known cycle about the Theban king Oedipus who murdered his father and married his mother. The play begins many years later, when Thebes is struck by the plague, which, according to the Delphic oracle, will only be stopped by the expulsion of Laius’ killer and end with Oedipus’ blindness and expulsion. This is followed by “crumbs from the lavishly laid-up Homer’s table” – Hecuba, Rhesus and Cyclops. The red thread is the Trojan War; Odysseus appears in all three plays: the tragedy of Rhesus, with its disputed authorship, drawing from the tenth book of the Iliad; Hecuba by Euripides dramatizing the events after the end of the Trojan War, between the Iliad and the Odyssey, while the inspiration for Cyclops is Odysseus’ story about escaping from the cave of the cannibal Polyphemus, as found in the ninth book of the Odyssey; Euripides also involved Silenus and satires in the story, thus spicing up the events with a fine dollop of obscene humour along the lines of a satirical play.

Creators

Creative team

SELECTION AND STAGING

Jera Ivanc

Drama Igralec: Jera Ivanc | odpri ustvarjalca

SENECA OEDIPUS

Antiquity Lines

Drama Igralec: Antiquity Lines | odpri ustvarjalca

TRANSLATOR

Brane Senegačnik

Drama Igralec: Brane Senegačnik | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Arko

Drama Igralec: Arko | odpri ustvarjalca

EURIPIDES HECUBA

Antiquity Lines

Drama Igralec: Antiquity Lines | odpri ustvarjalca

TRANSLATOR

David Movrin

Drama Igralec: David Movrin | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Arko

Drama Igralec: Arko | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Antiquity Lines

Seneca OEDIPUS

Klemen Slakonja

Chorus

Marko Okorn

Creon

Bojan EmeršičDrama Igralec: Bojan Emeršič | odpri igralca

An Old Man from Corinth

Marko Okorn

Phorbas

Vanja PlutDrama Igralec: Vanja Plut | odpri igralca

Messenger

Antiquity Lines

Euripides HECUBA

Klemen Slakonja

Ghost of Polydorus

Vanja PlutDrama Igralec: Vanja Plut | odpri igralca

Chorus of Trojan Women

Klemen Slakonja

Talthybius

Marko Okorn

Polimestor

Close