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{ "b" : "Theatre: Orestes," , "cite" : "by Helen Edmonson, Olympia Theatre, Dublin, until October 7."}

30th September, 2006

{ "b" : "Theatre: Orestes," , "cite" : "by Helen Edmonson, Olympia Theatre, Dublin, until October 7."}

In the programme note to her modern adaptation of Orestes, writer Helen Edmonson mentions the various contemporary political events that came to her mind as she attempted to wrest Euripides’ Greek tragedy from the ancient milieu to which it belongs.

In the classical tale of political corruption and religious-inspired revenge, Edmonson finds the War on Terror and Islamic fundamentalism.

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