Acrisius – modern classic Greek plays

modern classic greek plays

ACRISIUS – MODERN CLASSIC GREEK PLAYS

King Acrisius rules the Kingdom of Argos, with the help of Parliament. During his reign, Parliament grows strong and demands greater powers. Eventually, they vote on whether Acrisius should be allowed to rule: if Acrisius does not find a legitimate heir, they will impeach him.

The daughter of Acrisius is Danae. Because she is female, she is not regarded as worthy of ruling.

Acrisius desperately tries to marry, and then to produce a son.
In the meantime, Danae is visited by Zeus, and the two of them enjoy conjugal relations. Their offspring is born. A boy, called Perseus.

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Author: Jethro Dykes

Genre: Modern classic Greek plays

Type: Five act play

Length: 2 – 2.5 hours

Cast: 19 main characters plus small non speaking parts

Ages of the actors: Young adult to older

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The Court at Argos

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – Getting the phrasing correct without sounding singsong and sounding natural

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