Halcyon Days

Pembroke College, Cambridge

Sophocles' Electra (2001)

Orestes
Cambridge Greek Play

October 10-13, 2001

“Electra” (Gr: “Elektra”) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, probably dating from quite late in his career, around 410 BCE or later. It is based on the story of Electra and her brother Orestes, and the vengeance they take on their mother Clytemnestra and step-father Aegisthus for the murder of their father Agamemnon in the aftermath of the Trojan War. It is considered one of Sophocles’ most successful dramas.

Ancient Literature

Romeo and Juliet (2001)

Romeo
Cambridge
March 6 - 10, 2001

In the swirling colours of the Italian carnival, Romeo and Juliet meet and their love is born. On a simple set, the Marlowe Society invites the audience to enter a city of secrets where two young people make the ultimate sacrifice.

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A Streetcar Named Desire (2000)

Mitch
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
February 15-19, 2000

Blanche DuBois arrives in New Orleans to visit her sister Stella. In the seedy apartment she shares with her brutish husband Stanley, the truth about Blanche unfolds. The delicate, hopeless, neurotic Blanche meets her match in Stanley. Despite her southern belle charm and her airs and graces Stanley can see right through her.

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Moby Dick Rehearsed (2000)

Ishmael
Cambridge Arts

March 7-11, 2000

'Call Me Ishmael' - With these words, a young sailor begins the story of his voyage with Captain Ahab, a man possessed by the single-minded desire to kill the creature that took off his leg - the great white whale, Moby Dick. Adapted by America's most celebrated stage and screen director, Moby Dick Rehearsed sets one of America's greatest novels in an empty Victorian theatre, where a tyrannical actor-manager leads his crew in their evocation of Nantucket Docks, the great whale ship, and the ocean itself.

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The Mystery Plays (1999)

Herod / Christ

ADC Theatre
Cambridge

16-20 Nov. 1999

Translations (1999)

Yolland

ADC Theatre
Cambridge

2-6 Nov. 1999

Set in nineteenth-century Ireland, the story focuses on the arrival of British Soldiers to a small Gaelic Community. Their mission is to perform an ordinance survey but the language barrier leads them to problems. Gaelic place names get replaced with English ones causing conflict and misunderstanding with the local people. Although humour and pathos are used throughout the play, it still seriously tackles a universal problem that is affecting the human condition. UKTW

The ADC Theatre is a theatre in Cambridge, England and also a department of the University of Cambridge. It is located in Park Street, north off Jesus Lane. The theatre is owned by the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC), but is currently run as the smallest department of the university, with four full-time, and two part-time staff.

Journey's End (1999)

Captain Stanhope
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Hailed by George Bernard Shaw as 'useful [corrective] to the romantic conception of war', R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End is an unflinching vision of life in the trenches towards the end of the First World War, published in Penguin Classics. Set in the First World War, Journey's End concerns a group of British officers on the front line and opens in a dugout in the trenches in France. Raleigh, a new eighteen-year-old officer fresh out of English public school, joins the besieged company of his friend and cricketing hero Stanhope, and finds him dramatically changed.

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