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At the Armory, an Oresteia That’s Barely Greek

Legend has it that the first performance of Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy, in 458 B.C., terrified people. When the Furies appeared onstage, with snakes for hair and blood oozing from their eyes, children fainted; grown men pissed themselves; pregnant women spontaneously miscarried. Dubious... More »

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