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Trilogy of plays by Andrew Rissik telling the story of the Trojan War. Directed by Jeremy Mortimer
King Priam and His Sons
The first episode starts with the events around Paris’s birth, the prophecies that he would bring about the destruction of Troy and King Priam’s decision to have him exposed on Mount Ida. It continues with his decision to leave his foster-father Anacreon and lover Oenone to go to Troy to plead for the return of a bull that is being taken there for sacrifice and Priam’s subsequent recognition and acceptance of him as his son. It concludes with Paris’s elopement with Helen from Sparta and Priam’s decision to support the two lovers rather than return Helen to her husband Menalaus and his consequent acceptance of the war with the Greeks.
The Death of Achilles
The second episode concentrates on the final year of the war. It covers the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon, the deaths of Patroclus, Hector, Achilles and Paris and concludes with the Trojan Horse and the fall of Troy.
Helen at Ephesus
The final episode concerns events after the war. It covers Klytemnestra’s revenge on Agamemnon and their children Orestes and Electra’s revenge on her and subsequent sentencing. It also portrays the lives of Menalaus and Helen after they are separated by a shipwreck and she is raped, mutilated and sold into slavery by pirates. It ends with their reunion.
- E01 – King Priam and His Sons
- E02 – The Death of Achilles
- E03 – Helen At Ephesus