Samson Agonistes (Milton)
Duration: about 80 minutes
(This was originally performed as part 2 of a double bill with Sampson Nazaraios.)
Samson Agonistes has every right to claim pole position. Milton found inspiration in Greek Tragedy for the representation of the final day of the protagonist, with whom he identified closely. His ‘dramatic poem’ is perfectly suited to semi-staging.
Note that the slides include the other half of the Samson double-bill, Sampson Nazaraios. Samson Agonistes is the second part.
- Music proposals: PDF