Εθνικό Θέατρο

Peace

by Aristophanes

A musical production with music composed by Nikos Kypourgos

From 21.07.2017 to 17.09.2017

SUMMER TOUR

The gods have punished the Greeks for fighting among themselves by abandoning Mount Olympus. Their divine authority has been seized by War, who has imprisoned Peace in a cave, and so the Greeks continue their incessant battles, their land is abandoned and their crops are destroyed. A desperate vine grower, Trygaeus, decides to fly to Olympus on the back of a beetle to rescue Peace, who will not only reconcile the enemies but will also regenerate nature.

Peace received second prize at the Great Dionysia festival of 421 BCE, just a few days before the signing of the Peace of Nicias, which brought hopes of an end to the Peloponnesian War. In producing the play, the director, cast and crew have been inspired by the fragile balance between war and peace, Heraclitus’ dictum “War is the father of all things”, and the thorny question of whether peace is linked with happiness and virtue.

 

Duration: 90'

Information

Πρόγραμμα Περιοδείας

The performances on 28 August will take place with the support of

With the participation of the CAMERATA- Friends of Music Orchestra (at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus)

 

 

The performance is accompanied by English surtitles.

Peace

by Aristophanes

A musical production with music composed by Nikos Kypourgos

SUMMER TOUR

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