National Theatre of Greece – Argyris Xafis
Ajax, central among Sophocles’ surviving tragedies, was written in peaceful times. However, the stage for the Peloponnesian War was already being set. Once an admired warrior on a par with Achilles, Ajax ends up becoming a deadly enemy of the army leaders and a pawn in the hands of gods, unable to grasp the spirit of a newly emerging era. This ancient tragedy does not recount the fall of a hero but his unique, posthumous redemption and glorification. Ajax marks Argyris Xafis' directorial debut at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
With Greek and English surtitles
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
- 29/07 until 30/07/2022 at 21:00
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