Phaedra's Love

Premiére date7 Sep. 2005
Produced byThe Norwegian Theatre
Based onPhaedra's Love by Sarah Kane
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
Running period7 Sep. 2005  

About Phaedra's Love

Phaedra's Love was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, produced in 2005 and based on the play by Sarah Kane.

Runar Hodne directed it.

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    More about Phaedra's Love

    At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Phaedra's Love:

    "While Theseus is in the war, gathering honours, his queen, Phaedra, falls in love with her stepson Hippolytus. She drowns him with declarations of love, but is rejected. She takes revenge. When Theseus, who was believed to be dead, returns his son is accused of having attempted to seduce Phaedra. Theseus sends his own son to die.

    The English playwright Sarah Kane also goes back to the old legend. Her version, Phaedra's Love, is more about modern neuroses than the inappropriate, more about longing for death than love. With her distinct mix of brutality and tenderness, and the pitch-dark future visions practically without light, Sarah Kane places the old classic Phaedra among the most important works in modern performing arts. In the leading roles we meet Britt Langlie, Nicolai Cleve Broch and Ane Dahl Torp."


    The Norwegian Theatre, 23.02.2013,