|Venue||The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW|
|First Date||4 August 1988|
|Last Date||6 August 1988|
|Part of a Tour||Yes|
|Description||Article quoting Patrice Pavis: "Ostraka was trying to invent a theatrical language, trying to experiment on voices and gestures and so on. And even if the result was not always quite coherent, it was possible to see a very definite intention there, an overall mise en scene." Article by Angela Bennie, The Australian, 12/10/88 (see below)
Programme: "Agamemnon leads the Greek armies to the Trojan War. While he is away, his wife Clytemnestra takes a lover. On his return, Clytemnestra murders Agamemnon with an axe. She, in turn, is slain by her son Orestes. It is one of the greatest, simplest and boldest of human stories. Ostraka focuses on one character and one moment of that story. Clytemnestra remembers the act of murder, the passions that led to it, the guilt that followed. She obsessively re-enacts the murder in a terrifying dream sequence. But as the act is repeated and dissected, the question arises: who is Clytemnestra?
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