Electra, adapted from Euripides

Following his triumphs during The Trojan War the great Greek warrior Agamemnon is slaughtered by his crafty wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. Many years later his surviving children Orestes and Electra are living far from the royal halls that are rightfully theirs and are long separated; as Orestes has escaped and lives in exile while Electra languishes in an arranged marriage to a peasant.

Upon a reunion where the brother and sister face each other for the first time as adults they decide to execute a plan that will demonstrate to Clytemnestra and Aegisthus that the example that was set to them as children was not forgotten. This English adaptation of Euripides' classic play is in rhymed verse to create a close approximation of the rhythms and poetry of the original Greek text.

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Brian Vinero, adapted from Euripides