Just a Little Murder
‘When the victorious Greek general, Agamemnon, returned from the Trojan War, he was probably expecting an easy life. But that’s not what he got. He’s the person that Semonides was referring to when he spoke about people coming back home only to be killed by their own wives.’
Siân Phillips and Stephen Greif give voice to the different responses of male and female figures in Greek literature as they experience the big emotions like love, desire and hate. However, both show they can be extremely vengeful. It’s as if very little has changed in the last 2,000 years, only the scenery.
Dame Siân Phillips’ many stage roles at the RSC, the National Theatre and in the West End have ranged from Shakespeare, Wilde and Shaw to new plays and musicals such as Pal Joey and Cabaret. Stephen Greif has worked extensively at the RSC, the National under Peter Hall (Death of a Salesman) and Nicholas Hytner, the Old Vic under Laurence Olivier and in the West End. TV work includes Blake’s 7 and The Crown.