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Produced in BC during the Peloponnesian War , it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aegean island of Melos and the subsequent slaughter and subjugation of its populace by the Athenians earlier that year see History of Milos. The Trojan Women was the third tragedy of a trilogy dealing with the Trojan War. The first tragedy, Alexandros , was about the recognition of the Trojan prince Paris who had been abandoned in infancy by his parents and rediscovered in adulthood. The second tragedy, Palamedes , dealt with Greek mistreatment of their fellow Greek Palamedes. This trilogy was presented at the Dionysia along with the comedic satyr play Sisyphos.

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See the full list. Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge. To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off. Antigone defies her uncle's decree that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife; however, her actions have tragic consequences.

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Meanwhile, a love triangle is developed between the three characters. Hecuba and the other women of Troy rise to find their city in ruins and their cause lost. The city has fallen into Greek hands and it is likely their lot to become slaves of Greek soldiers.

A messenger approaches to inform them that the lots have been drawn and each woman will be taken to the man who drew for her. Of particular interest is Hecuba's daughter, Cassandra, who is chosen for the Greek kings bedchamber.

She has received word of this news already and is in hiding because she has sworn an oath to the gods that she will live as a virgin. When she is found she has some particularly nasty things to say about treatment at Greek hands. Circa B. It was a big city with high walls and four gates , being destroyed by a violent war. The details on this war stayed in legend throughout Dark Ages of Micenic civilization.

Later on , Euripides wrote powerful tragedies about these events , in which details appealing characters and dramatic happenings , focusing the women who remain after the fall of Troy and regarding the king Agamenon. The motion picture revolves around the Trojan survivor women , one time army is vanquished and relies heavily on four declamatory monologues starred by four greatest and unquestionable actresses. Awesome Katharine Hepburn as Queen Hecuba , widow of Priamo , King of Troy ; their daughter the virginal-nutty Cassandra , a prophetess-princess , well played by Genevieve Bujold who arises emotion of the tale ; magnificent Vanessa Redgrave as Andromaca , Hector's wife , who carries the armor dressed by her deceased husband ; and extraordinary Irene Papas as Helen , continuously asking her pardon and innocence on the facts who caused the oldest story of love and war.

The sacked city was filmed in Spain on the Sierra of Atienza , Guadalajara with not many scenarios. The film belongs to a trilogy faithfully based on playwright Euripides , a fine rendering directed by Michael Cacoyannis , including the musician Mikis Theodorakis and starred by Irene Papas , the grandest Greek actress.

Rating : Notable, well worth watching for the acting of the four female actresses. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew.

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Director: Michael Cacoyannis. Available on Amazon. Added to Watchlist. What's New on Prime Video in June. The Best of Starring Katharine Hepburn. Classical Legends and Myths. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. User Polls What's your favourite Greek Epic? Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Katharine Hepburn Hecuba Vanessa Redgrave Cassandra Irene Papas Helen Patrick Magee Menelaus Brian Blessed Talthybius Alberto Sanz Astyanax Pauline Letts Woman Rosalind Shanks Woman Pat Beckett Woman as Pat Becket Anna Bentinck Woman Elsie Pittas Woman as Esmeralda Adam Esperanza Alonso Woman as Maria G.

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The Owl and the Pussycat State of the Union Comedy Drama. All Fall Down Edit Storyline Hecuba and the other women of Troy rise to find their city in ruins and their cause lost. Taglines: The strength of mankind has always been its women.

Genres: Drama. Edit Did You Know? It was immediately acclaimed as being superior to the antiquated Gilbert Murray translation, which was the standard version used then. Quotes Soldier 4 : [ talking about Helen ] No matter what they said, Helen will get back home alive. Soldier 5 : And she knows it. Soldier 4 : They need her for the victory parade. A symbol of Greek strength. Soldier 5 : A bloody trophy. Soldier 4 : Who needs her for a trophy?

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See the full list. Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge. To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off. Antigone defies her uncle's decree that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife; however, her actions have tragic consequences.

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