Seneca in tournée
Taormina Greek Theatre, September 3 and 4 2016 @ 8.,0pm
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Stalls (Parterre): € 33,00
Gallery: € 22,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 16,50
In Greek mythology, Phaedra is the daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë, wife of Theseus, sister of Ariadne, and the mother of Demophon of Athens and Acamas. Phaedra’s name derives from the Greek word φαιδρός (phaidros), which meant “bright”.
Though married to Theseus, Phaedra fell in love with Hippolytus, Theseus’s son born by either Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, or Antiope, her sister. But he rejected her. In revenge, Phaedra wrote Theseus a letter that claimed Hippolytus raped her. Theseus believed her and cursed Hippolytus with one of the three curses he had received from Poseidon. As a result, Hippolytus’s horses were frightened by a sea monster and dragged their rider to his death. Phaedra told Theseus the lie and then committed suicide out of guilt for she had not intended Hippolytus to die.