Tantalus: Behind the Mask | 2001

Documentary
Three thousand years after the Trojan War became legend, director and playwright John Barton set out on his own odyssey to resurrect the ancient stories in a fresh new light, to illuminate the modern world in an epic ...more

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... Man 1 (Poet/ Tyndareus/ Peleus/ Telephus/ Palamedes/ Plymestor)

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... Man 2 (Agamemnon/ Priam/ Melelaus)

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... Man 3 (Odysseus/ Calchas)

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... Man 4 (Achilles/ Aegisthus/ Neoptolemus/ Orestes)

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... Woman 1 (Hecuba/ Nurse/ Aethra)

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... Woman 2 (Thestis/ Cassandra/ Pythoness)

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... Woman 3 (Clytemnestra/ Andromache/ Ilione/ Helen)

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Synopsis

Three thousand years after the Trojan War became legend, director and playwright John Barton set out on his own odyssey to resurrect the ancient stories in a fresh new light, to illuminate the modern world in an epic 10-play cycle entitled "Tantalus," which premiered as the Denver Center For the Performing Arts in fall 2000. The documentary interweaves highlights of the performances with behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the production -- from the challenge and triumph shared by cast and crew, to the creative tensions between Peter Hall and John Barton, whose 30-year collaboration was pushed to the breaking point.

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