China, Greece co-production play Agamemnon to debut in Beijing

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-14 20:39:29|Editor: ZX
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BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Agamemnon, a play co-produced by the national theatres of China and Greece, will premiere at the National Theatre of China (NTC) in Beijing between Feb. 20 and March 2, the NTC announced Thursday.

The drama is about the legends of Agamemnon, king of Argos who led the Greek army in the Trojan War and was killed by his wife for sacrificing his own daughter for the war.

Luo Tong, the translator of the play script, said the Chinese-Greek bilingual drama will try to make the poetic lines in the original work more accessible to the audience.

The negotiation on cooperation and exchanges between the NTC and the National Theatre of Greece started two years ago, and a bilingual co-production by the two sides, a drama based on a traditional Chinese tragedy, "The Orphan of Zhao," was staged in Athens last year.

Stathis Livathinos, the artistic director of the National Theatre of Greece and the Agamemnon play director, hailed the play as an extraordinary experiment between the two theatres.