The Persians

Aeschylus (c. 525/524 - 456/455 BC)
Translated by Edmund Doidge Anderson Morshead (1849 - 1912)

This is one of the few Greek tragedies that deals with historical events rather than mythological ones. The elders of the Persian court await new of the outcome of the Battle of Salamis, and mourn when they find that their king, Xerxes, has lost to the Greeks. - Summary by Libby Gohn

Cast List Narrator: Mary J
Chorus of Persian Elders: Elizabeth Klett, Tara Flynn, Sarah Terry
Atossa: Kristin Gjerløw
A Messenger: Libby Gohn
The Ghost of Darius: Peter Tucker
Xerxes: ToddHW

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Tragedy

Language: English

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Play 01 Part 1 Group 00:32:57
Play 02 Part 2 00:33:02