Plays Directory : Elektra

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Sophocles
  • Written
    Unknown
  • Setting
    Ancient Greece
  • Overview
    The theme of the Electra, which, with the Ajax and Philoctetes, belongs to the Trojan legend, is the same as that of the Mourning Women of Aeschylus, but with a marked difference of treatment. Electra, and not Orestes, is the chief character, and for her Sophocles claims all our sympathies. The scene is laid in front of the palace; but there is no grave of Agamemnon, as in the Aeschylean tragedy. At daybreak enter, as if from foreign lands, Pylades, Orestes and his keeper, who gives him instructions as he introduces him to the city of his fathers. Orestes replies with a speech on the injunction of Apollo and the manner in which he means to execute it, then addresses a prayer to the gods and to his father's house. Electra is heard sobbing within; Orestes wishes to greet her immediately, but is led away to present an offering at the grave of his father. Electra comes out, and in a pathetic address to heaven pours forth her griefs, and in prayer to the infernal deities her unappeased longing for revenge.

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1 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Elizabeth Kalles
2017, Chorus
Artscape Youngplace
Althyr Pivatto
Althyr Pivatto
Director
2017, Assistant Director
Theatro Technis
Kerry Holmes
Kerry Holmes
Actor
2017, Klytemnestra
Rose Bruford College
Joanna Simpkins
2016, Elektra
Studio, Theatre by the Lake
Alex Phelps
Alex Phelps
Actor
2016, Orestes
Theatre by the Lake
Alyson Parovel
2016, Chrysothemis
Rose Liggins
Rose Liggins
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Assistant Stage Manager
Nick Travis
Nick Travis
Actor
2016, Paedagogus
Northern Stage Newcastle
Nick Travis
Nick Travis
Actor
2016, Paedagogus
Northern Stage
Rebecca Carrie
2016, Chorus
Theatre by the Lake
Eleanor Tata
Eleanor Tata
Actor
2015, Crisotemi
Liam Harkins
Liam Harkins
Actor
2014, Orestes
Platform Theatre
Megan Mckie-Smith
2014, Elektra
Drama Centre London
Yasmine Åkermark
2014, Elektra
Liza Graham
Liza Graham
Actor
2014, Erste Magd/Schleppträgerin
All Hallows, Hampstead
Raphael Bar
Raphael Bar
Actor
2014, Orestes
Gina Leonardo
Gina Leonardo
Scenic Artist
2013, Master Electrician
Nathalie Codsi
2013, Elektra
City Lit
Nemanja Oskorus
2012, Agamemnon
Dominic Biddle
2012, Orestes
Corpus Playrooms