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Electra : Plays for Performance - E.A. Sophocles


Plays for Performance

Paperback Published: 25th March 2002
ISBN: 9781566630221
Number Of Pages: 76

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Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful.

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A marvel of compression and spare, evocative English.--Chicago Tribune

Introductionp. 3
Translator's Foreword: Screaming in Translationp. 41
Charactersp. 50
Electrap. 51
Notes on the Textp. 113
Glossaryp. 121
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ISBN: 9781566630221
ISBN-10: 1566630223
Series: Plays for Performance
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 76
Published: 25th March 2002
Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.23 x 13.95  x 0.61
Weight (kg): 0.11