Plays Directory : PROMETHEUS BOUND

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
    Aeschylus
  • Written
    415 BCE
  • Overview
    he play is composed almost entirely of speeches and contains little action since its protagonist is chained and immobile throughout. At the beginning, Kratos (strength), Bia (force), and the smith-god Hephaestus chain the Titan Prometheus to a mountain in the Caucasus and then depart. According to the author, Prometheus is being punished not only for stealing fire, but also for thwarting Zeus's plan to obliterate the human race. This punishment is especially galling since Prometheus was instrumental in Zeus's victory in the Titanomachy.

    The Oceanids appear and attempt to comfort Prometheus by conversing with him. Prometheus cryptically tells them that he knows of a potential marriage that would lead to Zeus's downfall. A Titan named Oceanus commiserates with Prometheus and urges him to make peace with Zeus. Prometheus tells the chorus that the gift of fire to mankind was not his only benefaction; in the so-called Catalogue of the Arts (447-506), he reveals that he taught men all the civilizing arts, such as writing, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, metallurgy, architecture and agriculture.

    Prometheus is then visited by Io, a human maiden pursued by a lustful Zeus; the Olympian transformed Io into a cow, and a gadfly sent by Zeus's wife Hera has chased Io all the way from Argos. Prometheus forecasts Io's future travels, telling her that Zeus will eventually end her torment in Egypt, where she will bear a son named Epaphus. He says one of her descendants (an unnamed Heracles), thirteen generations hence, will release him from his own torment.

    Finally, Hermes the messenger-god is sent down by the angered Zeus to demand that Prometheus tell him who threatens to overthrow him. Prometheus refuses, and Zeus strikes him with a thunderbolt that plunges Prometheus into the abyss.[2]

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Connected mandy members:

Stefanie Bruckner
2017, Prometheus
Messene Festival, Greece
Tom Kelsey
Tom Kelsey
Actor
2017, Hermes
International Messene Festival, Greece
Katariina Tamm
2017, Chorus Leader
Emma Lindsay
Emma Lindsay
Costume Supervisor
2017, Costume Designer/Supervisor
Greenwood Theatre
Constantin Symsiris
2017, Prometheus
International Youth Festival of Ancient Drama, Ancient Messini, Greece
Phoebe Ping Ping
Phoebe Ping Ping
Wardrobe Assistant
2016, Crafts Artisan Head
Katerina Ntroudi
2014, (Director- Choreographer)
Jessica Gardner
2013, Styx, Daughter of Oceanus
The White Bear
Bill Parfitt
Bill Parfitt
Actor
2013, Prometheus
Bancroft Studio
Jacob Dunn
Jacob Dunn
Actor
2013, Power
The White Bear
Aqil Zahid
Aqil Zahid
Actor
2013, Oceanus
The White Bear Theatre
Margaux Karayianni
2013, Chorus
Henry Regan
Henry Regan
Actor
2013, Prometheus
The White Bear
Paula Brett
Paula Brett
Actor
2013, Elektra
The White Bear, Kennington
Mark Moore
Mark Moore
Actor
2013, Hephaestus
White Bear Theatre
Heather Mort
Heather Mort
Production Designer
2013, Production Designer /Puppet Designer
Fred Fitzgerald
Fred Fitzgerald
Production Manager
2013, Production Stage Manager/Associate Production Manager
Mark Moore
Mark Moore
Voice Over: Northern Irish
2013, Hephestaus
Juliet Cameron-Wilson
2013, Io
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Serael Asphall
2013, Calypso- Daughters Of Oceanus
The White Bear Theatre