Molora: Based on the Oresteia by Aeschylus

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Oberon, 2008 - Drama - 87 pages
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In this reworking of Aeschylus' Oresteia, Klytemnestra and Elektra face one another in a dramatic confrontation. Attempts to come to terms with their violent past echo testimonies delivered in Apartheid's wake throughout South Africa during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Aeschylus' chorus is replaced by Xhosa tribeswomen, who bring grace and humanity through their ancient art of split tone singing.
Molora (the Sesotho word for 'ash') is an examination of vengeance, and the breaking of its cycles by the everyman.

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User Review  - Amanda Livingston - Goodreads

30 minutes of my life that I will never get back. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Lynne - Goodreads

Not one of my favourite plays, but definitely a moving piece. Read full review

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Janet Lembke, a poet, is the author of Bronze and Iron, and is co-translator of the forthcoming edition of Euripides's Suppliants, also in the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series.
C. John Herington is Professor of Classics and Talcott Professor of Greek at Yale University. He is the author of several books, including Poetry into Drama and Aeschylus.

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