The Trojan Women

2019

The Trojan Women is the third tragedy of a trilogy on the Trojan War. It was written during the Peloponnesian War around 415 BC and is considered a commentary on the aftermath of the war and the pathos that it brings. Euripides won the second prize for this play at the festival of Dionysia.

The play narrates the lament of the women of Troy who are the lone survivors of the war. They wait to be told their fates by a Greek messenger. The four Trojan women (Hecuba, Cassandra, Andromache, and Helen) lamenting in the play are the same as the women who appear in Homer's Iliad crying over Hector's dead body. The course of the play reveals what each of the women of Troy's fate is - which Greek King they are to serve as a slave/concubine. A fate that is inevitable for them as much as it is inescapable.

The play premiered at Alliance Francaise of Madras in April 2019, and then travelled to Ranga Shankara, Bangalore and Soorya National Theatre Festival, Trivandrum.

Direction: Meera Sitaraman

Design: V Balakrishnan

Cast and Crew: V Balakrishnan, Shakthi, Karthik Gowrisankar, Roshini Sridhar, Aparna Kumar, Meera Sitaraman, Shivangi Singh, Niveditha Venkatesan, Adwitha Arumugam and Vishwa Bharath.

Duration: 1 hour 40 min | Language: English | Audience: 12 years +

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