The Persians

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(4.2 stars; 8 reviews)

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 (1 hr 5 min)


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(3 stars)

Would help to know details of translation. Translator, date of translation. I've read the G M Cookson, 1922, translation. Hearing this translation, I have questions about the differences.