Tragedy


Aristotle: Poetics [Project Gutenberg]

Sophocles: Oedipus (trans. McGuinness) [Drama Online]

Oedipus the King
Broadcast: BBC2, Tuesday, 16 Sep 1986, 20:30 (130 mins)
Directed by Don Taylor.
The city of Thebes is suffering from pestilence and famine. A priest seeks help from King Oedipus on behalf of the people. Creon, his brother-in-law, brings a message from the Oracle at Delphi that there is something unclean in the city which must be rooted out. The murderer of the former king, Laius, has never been caught. Until he is, Thebes will continue to suffer. Oedipus undertakes the task unaware of the dreadful secrets he is about to uncover.

Oedipus at Colonus
Broadcast: BBC2, Wednesday, 17 Sep 1986, 20:50 (130 mins)
Many years later Oedipus - now an old man, blind, outcast - wanders through Greece guided by his daughter Antigone. He comes to Colonus, a sacred grove near Athens which he recognises as marked out by the gods as the spot where he will die. He longs for peace but his hopes are shattered as strife breaks out between his two sons and war threatens between Thebes and Athens.
NB: the quality of this recording is rather poor.

Sophocles: Antigone [four versions in Drama Online]

Antigone [NT production]

Antigone
Broadcast: 24 Aug 2015, 00:05 (90 mins) on BBC4
Juliette Binoche plays the title role in Sophocles's tale of family loyalty, courage and tragedy in the Barbican's visionary English language translation by poet and classicist Anne Carson, directed by Ivo van Hove.

Antigone
Broadcast: BBC2, Friday, 19 Sep 1986, 21:00 (115 mins).
The war is over. Both of Oedipus’ sons have been killed in the battle and Creon now rules supreme in Thebes, determined to establish law and order to save the state from further carnage. As a warning to any future rebel he decrees that the body of Polynices, who attacked the city, shall remain unburied, on pain of death for anyone who transgresses. Antigone, the dead man’s sister, decides to defy the decree.

Sophocles [Digital Theatre+] - video productions, audio-books and study guides

Aeschylus: Prometheus bound (trans. McLeish) [Drama Online]

Aeschylus (essays and interviews) [Digital Theatre+]

Aristophanes: The frogs (trans. McLeish) [Drama Online]

Aristophanes (essays and interviews) [Digital Theatre+]

Euripides: Medea (trans. Ben Power) [Drama Online]

Euripides (essays and interviews) [Digital Theatre+]

Medea [Digital Theatre+]

Medea [NT production]

 

Faber pocket guide to Greek & Roman drama

Guide to Greek theatre and drama / Kenneth McLeish & Trevor Griffiths [Drama Online]

 

Euripides: Bacchae (trans. McLeish) [Drama Online]

Euripides: Bacchae (trans. David Greig) [Drama Online]

Aeschylus: Oresteia [Drama Online]

Aeschylus: Oresteia [AudioBook: YouTube]

Oresteia: Agamemnon, pt.1 / Aeschylus [Tony Harrison / National Theatre] on YouTube

Oresteia: Agamemnon, pt.2 / Aeschylus [Tony Harrison / National Theatre] on YouTube

Oresteia: Choephori (Libation Bearers) / Aeschylus [Tony Harrison / National Theatre] on YouTube

Oresteia: Eumenides (The furies) / Aeschylus [Tony Harrison / National Theatre] on YouTube

Oresteia: Agamemnon / Aeschylus [Simon Scardifield] BBC Radio 3 (YouTube) 

Oresteia:The libation bearers / Aeschylus [Ed Hime] BBC Radio 3 (YouTube)

Oresteia: Eumenides (The furies) / Aeschylus [Rebecca Lenkiewicz] BBC Radio 3 (YouTube)

Les Atrides - Agamemnon - Répétions [Théâtre du Soleil / Ariane Mnouchkine]

Aeschylus: The Persians (trans. McLeish) [Drama Online]

Aeschylus: The Persians (in a version by Ellie McLaughlin) [Drama Online]
 

Euripides: Iphigenia at Aulis (trans. McLeish) [Drama Online]

Euripides: The Trojan women (in a version by Ellie McLaughlin) [Drama Online]
 

An introduction to Greek theatre [National Theatre Discover]


Nietzsche: Birth of tragedy [Project Gutenberg]

 

Hamlet [Drama Online]

Hamlet [Global Shakespeares - 82 productions]

Macbeth [Drama Online]

Macbeth [Global Shakespeares - 39 productions]

 

Eugene O’Neill: Hairy ape [North American Drama Online]

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