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Euripides in his old age:  repudiating Athens' failed democracty, her theatre, and Tragedy itself, the dramatist opts for voluntary exile in the wilds of Macedonia.  In an outbuilding on a farm on the foothills of a mountain, he will live a life of Spartan austerity, and write only 'little pieces' from now.  But he begins to hear from the mountain disquieting fragments of sound - a beat on a strange drum, snatches of womens' crazed laughter and savage song, elements of one last terrible tragedy forming within him to be born...Euripides          Michael PenningtonOreivassa         Mia SoteriouNikos her son   Hambi Pappas   The Emissary   Sam Crane
music   Mia Soteriousound   David Chiltondirected by Jeremy Mortimer
A Catherine Bailey production for Radio 3