Orestes, adapted from Euripides

After avenging his father Agamemnon's death by slaughtering his mother Clytemnestra, Orestes finds himself tormented by The Furies and pursued by the Argive people who seek to put him to death along with his sister Electra. Seemingly ignored by the god Apollo whose oracle led Orestes to matricide; his only hope lies with his father's brother Menelaus who is recently reunited with his wife, the infamous Helen.

As Menelaus refuses to intervene, Orestes and Electra find themselves once again pushed into a desperate, violent act. 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