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Penthesilea

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180, High Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1QS
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Heinrich von Kleist (1777 - 1811) was the Sarah Kane of his day and Penthesilea his most scandalous piece of work: A young woman slaughters and devours the man she loves. Substituting the classical concept of fate with politics and psychology, Kleist portrays a passionate and godless world in which religion and society program the genders for mutual destruction. A profoundly dysfunctional society in which Penthesilea and Achilles can only court violently and love murderously. Euripides meets Strindberg, one might say.

After being banned from the stage for almost a century, Kleist's tragedy of the Amazon queen in most recent years is receiving increasing attention and applause for its radical subjectivity, graphic language and emphatically anti-authoritarian attitude.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This event takes place at SweetVenues, International 2, Apex International Hotel, Grassmarket (Venue 18)

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