Peter Sellars "Ajax", 40 jaar Holland Festival in 1987


Excerpt from Peter Sellars' staging of the tragedy "Ajax", after an adaptation by Robert Auletta. The "Boy Wonder" of American theater, Peter Sellars – acclaimed and controversial - created one of the most sensational and criticized performances of 1986 with the staging of this production. In his adaptation of Sophocles' classic drama to a contemporary situation, Sellars refers to an American war in the near future and to the American intervention in Vietnam.