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{{Infobox play
| name       = 
| image      = 
| image_size = 
| image_alt  = 
| caption    = 
| writer     =
| sources    = 
| chorus     = 
| characters = 
| mute       = 
| setting    = 
| premiere   = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| place      = 
| orig_lang  = 
| series     = 
| subject    = 
| genre      = 
| web        = 
| playbill   = 
| ibdb_id    = 
| iobdb_id   = 
| theatricalia_id = 


{{Infobox play    
| name       = Title of play
| image      = Oldest image available if possible (filename only, e.g. Example.jpg)
| image_size = defaults to 200px
| image_alt  = Alternative text for the image
| caption    = A caption for the image
| writer     = The names of the author or authors (encloses lists with {{plainlist}})
| sources    = Source materials used in the composition of the work
| chorus     = The name of the (Greek) chorus character
| characters = List of other characters (encloses lists with {{plainlist}})
| mute       = List of characters that do not speak (encloses lists with {{plainlist}})
| setting    = The places and time where the play takes place
| premiere   = The date it was first performed; (see below)
| place      = The theatre and/or city it was first performed in
| orig_lang  = The language it was originally written in
| series     = List related plays if it is part of a series (encloses lists with {{plainlist}})
| subject    = The overall subject matter dealt with by the play
| genre      = The play's genre
| web        = URL of the official website
| playbill   = Playbill event number from
| ibdb_id    = Internet Broadway Database ID from
| iobdb_id   = Lortel Archives Internet Off-Broadway database "show id" from
| theatricalia_id = Theatricalia id from

Note: For the date of the première, use {{startdate}} for compatibility with the hCalendar microformat. For properties with multiple values, encloses lists with {{plainlist}}


The Murder Of Agamemnon - Project Gutenberg eText 14994.png
"The Murder Of Agamemnon"
Project Gutenberg
Written byAeschylus
ChorusElders of Argos
SettingArgos, before the royal palace
{{Infobox play 
| name       = Agamemnon
| image      = The Murder Of Agamemnon - Project Gutenberg eText 14994.png
| caption    = "The Murder Of Agamemnon"<br/>Project Gutenberg
| writer     = [[Aeschylus]]
| chorus     = Elders of [[Argos]]
| characters = {{plainlist|
| setting    = Argos, before the royal palace 


The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCalendar microformat, which makes the event details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to a calendar or diary application. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project on English Wikipedia.


Dates will only be included if you use {{Start date}} or {{End date}} (use the former for single dates; but do not use any of these if the date is before 1583 CE).

URLs will only be included if you use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCalendar uses HTML classes including:

  • attendee
  • contact
  • description
  • dtend
  • dtstart
  • location
  • organiser
  • summary
  • url
  • vevent

Please do not rename or remove these classes; nor collapse nested elements which use them.