National Theatre of Greece – Argyris Xafis

by Sophocles

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