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Dan Jemmett - Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I)


  • Dan Jemmett - Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I)
  • Dan Jemmett - Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I)
  • Dan Jemmett - Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I)
  • Dan Jemmett - Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I)
  • Dan Jemmett - Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I)
  • Dan Jemmett - Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I)

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In part one of my play, Clytemnestr@pocalypse, the title character tells the story of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis as a solo performance set in the Appalachian mountains of contemporary West Virginia.
Where Euripides’ play functions as a prequel to Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, it is nevertheless separated from the latter by the ten yearlong engagement of the Trojan War.
By reimagining this story as a one woman show, however, director Dan Jemmett and I have effectively dispensed with that distance. The result is a ritual: a tale which Clytemnestra has been reliving and retelling, day after day, of her daughter’s murder at the hands of her husband and his soldiers, as she prepares for his return and the revenge she has concocted.
Our play represents the final telling, on the eve of that homecoming. She is running Agamemnon’s bath. She is cooking an elaborate meal. She is decorating the roadside bar-and-grill she operates with the party favors for a vast celebration. She is ever sharpening her knife. All the while, she falls into and through the figures of her story-her younger self, her husband the general, a hick messenger, a young MMA fighter-turned-soldier named Achilles, and, finally, her own ill-fated daughter, Iphigenia.
This story is what she is now, what’s become of her-it’s pieces, people, and the one part of it she’s yet to tell: it’s bloody conclusion.
There, with part two of Clytemnestr@pocalypse, begins our account of Aeschylus’ revenge thriller, Agamemnon, a play for five actors, in which Clytemnestra emerges refigured, not as a grieving, if vengeful, mother, but as the bride of Revenge itself, a creature beyond consequence or redemption, whose final act will be as much her own undoing as her husband’s.
David Turkel

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Dan Jemmett - Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I) (Théâtre de Carouge - Geneva (Swiss)

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"Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I)"

From David Turkel
Based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Translation - Dramaturgy : Marie-Paule Ramo

Director : Dan Jemmett

With :
Valérie Crouzet

Scenography : Denis Tisseraud, Dan Jemmett
Lights : Emmanuel Guedj



Production / Co-production

Production : Eat a Crocodile
Associate production : Le K Samka
Coproduction : Maison des Arts in Thonon-Les-Bains, Le Théâtre National de Nice, Centre Dramatique National Nice Côte d’Azur.
Dan Jemmett is an artist associated with the Maison des Arts in Thonon-Les-Bains (France)


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Presentation pack FR (pdf)      Press review FR (zip)      Technical rider FR (zip)      Photos high-resolution  (zip)
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Tour dates

Creation on March 24 2017 on Théâtre National - Nice (France - 06)
24 to 29 March 2017 (part I) - Théâtre National - Nice (France - 06)
31 March - Maison des Arts - Thonon les Bains (France - 74)
7 to 30 July 2017 - Festival d'Avignon (France - 84) - Théâtre du Chêne Noir at 12h45 (except mondays 10, 17 et 24)
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Measure for Measure - Dan Jemmett
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- CREATION 2015 -
Clytemnestr@pocalypse (Part I)
Clytemnestr@pocalypse
(Part I)
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Creation

"I am invisible"
Link to Dan Jemmett - I am invisible
Création May 2018
Théâtre de Carouge (Genève - Swiss)

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