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by | Read by a Full Cast

Classics • 3.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Although these Greek plays are 25 centuries old, this production is, remarkably, the first audio release to include the complete trilogy. The strongest play is the final one, THE EUMENIDES, during which Orestes is tried before Athena for the murder of his mother, Clytemnestra. It features a fine performance by Robertson Dean as Apollo, Orestes's advocate. After listening to the trilogy, it's easy to appreciate the challenges of adapting Greek dramatic conventions to audio. For example, lengthy passages are delivered by a chorus, which may seem contrived to modern listeners. Unfortunately, this production magnifies that awkwardness—far too many lines are delivered with injudicious sound effects and multiple voices that are more cloying than dramatic. D.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4912-4 $17.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7861-5934-5 $17.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN $18.17


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7861-6909-2 $34.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6908-5 $36.00 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7861-7060-9 $19.95 • One MP3-CDs

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