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Regal Helen Mirren on Epidaurus' stage

31 January 2009 / 12:01:16  GRReporter
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The summer of 2009 will be an unforgettable one for sure, especially when it comes to the theatre fans in Greece! Days after the news that Ethan Hawke will tell the Shakespearian “Winter’s Tale” at the ancient theatre Epidaurus under the direction of Sam Mendez, comes another happy news. As part of the troupe of the National London theatre, “The Queen” Helen Mirren will reincarnate in the role of the unfaithful wife Phaedra in the eponymous ancient Greek tragedy and will also shine on the Epidaurus stage.

The London premiere of “Phaedra” will take place on June 9th and will be a big event, because it brings Mirren back to the theatrical stage after a six year absence. The last time she played on the stage of the National London Theatre was in Henry O’Neill’s play “Mourning Becomes Electra.” Now, under the direction of the theatre’s director himself Nicholas Hytner the beautiful actress will again play a royal role – of the unfaithful wife of the Athenian king Theseus, who is in love with her stepson Hippolytus, played by Dominique Cooper.

During 2007 Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her role of Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears film “The Queen.”

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