Electra (McGuinness, adapt.)

Electra (McGuinness, adapt.)

by: Sophocles , Frank McGuinness

by: Sophocles , Frank McGuinness

Electra (McGuinness, adapt.)

Electra (McGuinness, adapt.)

by: Sophocles , Frank McGuinness

by: Sophocles , Frank McGuinness

Overview

The Sophoclean classic: When King Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War with his new concubine, Cassandra, his wife Clytemnestra (who has taken Agamemnon's cousin Aegisthus as a lover) kills them. Clytemnestra believes the murder was justified, since Agamemnon had sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia before the war, as commanded by the gods. Electra, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, rescued her young, twin brother Orestes from her mother by sending him to Strophius of Phocis. The play begins years later when Orestes has returned as a grown man with a plot for revenge, as well as to claim the throne.

Details

  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Sophocles

Sophocles

Frank McGuinness

Frank McGuinness