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Electra (c.-416) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Electra, obsessed by dreams of avenging her father's murder, impatiently awaits the return of her exiled brother Orestes. When he arrives, the play mounts toward its first climax, a tender recognition scene. From that moment on, Electra uses Orestes as her instrument of vengeance. They kill their mother's husband, then their mother herself—and only afterward see the evil inherent in these seemingly just acts. But in his usual fashion, Euripides has imbued myth with the reality of human experience, counterposing suspense and horror with comic realism and down-to-earth comments on life.

Original title: Ἠλέκτρα [Elektra]


Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ten Plays by Euripides (1936) [Collection]
      Author: Euripides
     Electra and Other Plays (1998) [Collection]
      Author: Euripides

Edition #1: Electra

Electra (1994)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.

Each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the play.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: Janet Lembke Kenneth J. Reckford
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Electra (1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195085760
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 112

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