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(Greek mythology) the king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and of Menelaus

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The production continued the experimentation that the company had embarked upon during the '90s when metteur en scene Ariane Mnouchkine collaborated with writer Helene Cixous on Les Atrides.
She recalled her intense experience, while attending a performance in 1984 of the Theatre du Soleil's production of Les Atrides, of the particular moment when the Furies are "tamed.
The full-scale chorus is utilized in productions such as Ariane Mnouchkine's Les Atrides and Lee Breuer's The Gospel ar Colonus, in which a fully realized version of a chorus replaces the ancient Greek one, revising it but maintaining "a collective sense of identity" as a part of "a rigourously non-realistic theatrical aesthetic" (63).