Sophocles, translated by Marianne McDonald and J Michael Walton
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A tragic tale of duty, retribution and fate. King Agamemnon, on returning from the Trojan Wars, is murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover. Now, to avenge the crime, their daughter Electra must commit one even worse and face the inevitable consequences.

Production Info

Cast: 8 total (3 female, 5 male, doubling, flexible casting, extras)
Full Length Drama (about 120 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Period Costumes
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About the Author


  • Sophocles

    Sophocles (c. 496 – 406 BCE) was the most celebrated of the ancient Greek tragedians. Of Sophocles' more than 120 plays, only seven have survived in their entirety, the most famous of which feature Oedipus and Antigone and are generally known as the Theban plays.

  • Marianne McDonald

    Marianne McDonald is Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Classics in the Department of Theatre at the University of California, San Diego, a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and a recipient of many national and international awards, including Greece's Order of the Phoenix (1994) and Italy's Golden Aeschylus Award (1998), many honorary degrees from Greece and Ireland; and San Diego Women's Hall of Fame (2008). She is the founder and initiator of projects to computerize Greek literature (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae) and Irish Literature (Thesaurus Linguae Hibernicae). She is a pioneer in the field of modern versions of the classics: in films, plays, and opera.

  • J Michael Walton

    J Michael Walton is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull from which he retired after 38 years in 2003. He is married with three children and six grandchildren, and still lives in Hull.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher Nick Hern Books
Publication Date 6/1/2004
Pages 96
ISBN 9781854597564

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Electra is produced
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