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    Aeschylus' Persians at New College Oxford Gardens

    Thiasos present Aeschylus' Persians at New College Oxford Gardens on the 27th, 28th and 29th July at 19.30.

    Tickets at £15 at the gardens in New College from 18.15 or call the Box Office 07856 536 860. The performance lasts one hour.


    On 28th and 29th July at 18.45 in lecture room 6, there will be short pre-performance talks (15 minutes each) on Friday 28th, by Robin Lane Fox and Richard Seaford and on Saturday 29th by Robin Lane Fox and the director, Yana Zarifi.


    Aeschylus' Persians is set in the royal court at Sousa and represents the reaction of the Persians to the destruction of their fleet by the Greeks at the battle of Salamis in 480 BC. In a world in which the ancient political and cultural opposition between East and West continues to be as dangerous as ever our production aims to provide a dramatic focus for thinking about this opposition Aeschylus' Persians conveys the immense grief caused by war. Thiasos have adapted some of the most deeply moving laments of Aeschylus' drama to the powerfully felt songs of suffering (falak), sung in classical Persia from Tajikistan. The remaining choral passages are in English.

    The sumptuous costumes are constructed from materials acquired in the famous Silk Road cities of Bukhara and Samarkand and are designed by Nina Ayres.

    The music is composed by the renowned Tolib Shakhidi - a former pupil of Katchaturian and composer of numerous symphonies, ballets and operas of worldwide acclaim. There will be both recorded and live music - the latter being performed by Eleni Kallimopoulou playing the Politiki Lira (a three-stringed fiddle also known as the kemenche). Leading the chorus and central to the performance is Rustam Duloev born in Tajikistan and reared in the specialized falak tradition
    which he combines with a celebrated operatic career in Italy.

    The chorus and other protagonists are members of Thiasos-- an international theatre company based in London, specializing in productions of Ancient Greek Drama which emphasize music and dance by drawing on the living performance traditions of diverse cultures. The spoken parts are in English - an abridged translation of the original by Richard Seaford. The play is directed by Yana Zarifi.

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    Re: Aeschylus' Persians at New College Oxford Gardens

    I just purchased tickets for this! I'll review it for you.

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    Please do!! And perhaps, if it's not too much to ask, (digital) pictures...?

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