National Theatre of Greece - Thanos Papakonstantinou
Electra, a late work of Sophocles, written circa 412-411 B.C., dramatizes one of the bleakest episodes in the Atreidae mythology: the revenge for Agamemnon’s murder. The main character, Electra, constantly relives the murder of her father, imploring the gods to punish his murderers. Her lust for revenge is rekindled by the return of her brother, the exiled Orestes. Their plans of punishment will culminate in matricide. Sophocles’ drama focuses on Electra, eschewing the moral problematics of matricide. Revenge is a conscious choice of the characters rather than a mandate of the gods. Human emotions rule supreme, exposing the characters’ vulnerabilities and echoing the late 5th century mindset.Under the influence of the Sophists, the spirit of the era refrains from the type of certainties and simplistic interpretations that were so prevalent in the ancient world.
With English surtitles
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
- 20/07 until 21/07/2018 at 21:00
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