Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries


The Wife of Heracles


Date: May 2010
Performance Details:
Performance Project
Directors/ Facilitators
Dr George Rodosthenous


“I see her youthful beauty blooming; mine is vanishing:
his eye will love to pluck thoses blossoms,
but will turn her away from me….
Yet anger is wrong for women of understanding”

(Sophocles, Women of Trachis)

An original adaptation of Sophocles’ rarely performed work Women of Trachis (413BC). Focussing on the personal journey of Heracles and Deianeira, vibrant physicality and strong aesthetics combine in an exploration of betrayal, revenge, fear and consequence and fate. A dynamic woman is married to a celebrity. He has been unfaithful…again Is love and truth the same thing?


Photography: George Bacoust

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