"Prometheus Bound": Prologue (13:42)
A talented cast brings this Greek masterpiece to the stage with song, dance, and an innovative set that allows the immortal story about resisting tyranny to come alive. The staging features Peter Arnott’s audience-tested translation. The dance platform on the top of the skene building allows the chorus of Oceanids to first appear above Prometheus as in the original. The production features performances by Casey McIntyre, Christopher Thomas, Milila Shah, Alisha Desai, and James Thomas as Prometheus. In this opening segment, Kratos tells Hephaestus to chain Prometheus to the rock. Hephaestus finds it difficult to chain a god. The men leave and Prometheus calls upon nature to witness his torture. The Daughters of Oceanus and Tethys appear.
"Prometheus Bound": Episode I (15:23)
Prometheus discusses Zeus coming to power and his intention to wipe out humankind. Prometheus opposes the plan and gives humans the gift of fire; Zeus orders his punishment. Oceanus appears and offers Prometheus advice and Prometheus cautions him in return.
"Prometheus Bound": Episode II (06:50)
Prometheus cites the many abilities that he taught to humankind and reflects on his inability to free himself from his chains. He tells the Chorus that he will be free after much suffering; he refuses to reveal Zeus's fate.
"Prometheus Bound": Episode III (21:33)
Io, struck mad by a gadfly enters and Prometheus recognizes her. Io explains how she became accursed. Prometheus tells her what will happen in her future. He reveals that Zeus will one day lose power and a son of Ios will end Prometheus' bondage.
"Prometheus Bound": Exodos (10:14)
Prometheus swears that the marriage Zeus will make will "hurl him from his seat." Hermes enters and demands Prometheus tell him about the marriage; Prometheus refuses. Zeus unleashes his wrath and the rock collapses.
Credits: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (00:29)
Credits: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
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