Plays Directory : The Phoenician Women

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Euripides
  • Written
    408 BC
  • Setting
    Ancient Greece
  • Overview
    The Phoenician Women is a tragedy based on the same story as Aeschylus' play Seven Against Thebes.

    The Title refers to the Greek Chorus, which is composed of Phoenician women on the way to Delphi who are trapped in Thebes by the war. Unlike some of Euripides' other plays, the chorus does not play a significant role in the plot, but represents the innocent and neutral people that very often are found in the middle of a war.

    Patriotism is a significant theme in the story, as Polyneices talks a great deal about his love for the city of Thebes but has brought an army to destroy it; Creon is also forced to make a choice between saving the city and saving the life of his son.

    Euripides wrote the play around 408 BC, under the influence of a big defeat of his homeland, Athens, who faced then a military disaster.

    The performance is the second part of a cycle of five plays to be performed on the story of Oedipus by the three ancient Greek tragedians, Aeschylus, Sofocles and Euripides.

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Connected mandy members:

Frances Arroyo-Lopez
2014, Antigone
Vera Horton
Vera Horton
Actor
2012, Chorus
Lucien Morgan
2012, Tutor
Theatro Technis
Aqil Zahid
Aqil Zahid
Actor
2012, Messenger
Theatro Technis
Nicholas Dumas
2012, Eteocles
Theatro Technis
Maria Prevelli
Maria Prevelli
Director, Assistant
2012, Actress
Theatro Technis London
Maria Prevelli
Maria Prevelli
Director, Assistant
2012, Assistant Theatre Director
Theatro Technis London
Belen Diaz
Belen Diaz
Actor
2012, Chorus
Theatro Thechnis
Michael Christofis
2012, Polynices
Theatro Technis
Lucy Jordan
Lucy Jordan
Actor
2011, Phoenician Woman
Theatro Technis
Anna Sbokou
Anna Sbokou
Lighting Designer
2010, Lighting Designer
Theatro Technis
Merika Vine
Merika Vine
Actor
2010, Antigone
Theatro Technis
Marco Aponte
Marco Aponte
Actor
2010, Tutor/Messenger
Theatro Technis
William Simpson
2010, Creon
Theatro Technis
Aqil Zahid
Aqil Zahid
Actor
2008, Polyneices
John Lyon Theatre
Ellie Fitzhenry
2007, Polyneices
Wycombe Swan
Hannah Birkin
2007, Antigone/Menoeceus
The Wycombe Swan
Nicola Whitehead
2001, Antigone
Wycombe Swan
Michelle Frost
2000, Creon
Questors Theatre

Alternative Names

Phoenician Women