Roland Schäfer reads AISCHYLOS; from: THE PERSIANS and THE ORESTIA
Aeschylus' tragedy THE PERSERS, considered the oldest surviving tragedy in the world, tells the story from the enemy's point of view. The messenger, who has returned to the Persian royal court, tells of the defeat at the Battle of Salamis. The Athenian audience is said to have wept at the performance in the theater over the fate of the Persian enemy.
Corresponding to DIE PERSER, Roland Schäfer reads from the ORESTIE, including the report of the Greek herald after the victory over Troy: one describes a defeat, the other a victory. One is amazed at how similar the reports are when comparing them.
(Program in German)