Electra

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Nick Hern Books, 2004 - Drama - 72 pages
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Euripides' version of the Ancient Greek myth of revenge on a murdering parent.

Electra's brother Orestes returns to avenge the murder of his father, Agamemnon, by his mother Clytemnestra.

Translated and introduced by Marianne McDonald and J. Michael Walton.

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I didn't enjoy Electra. It's partly that I truly don't like the character Electra herself, but that wouldn't matter so much if it weren't for the way that the play itself was constructed. Why in the ... Read full review

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Euripides was born in Attica, Greece probably in 480 B.C. He was the youngest of the three principal fifth-century tragic poets. In his youth he cultivated gymnastic pursuits and studied philosophy and rhetoric. Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. Fragments of about fifty-five plays survive. Among his best-known plays are Alcestis, Medea and Philoctetes, Electra, Iphigenia in Tauris, The Trojan Women, and Iphigenia in Aulis Iphigenia. He died in Athens in 406 B.C.

Marianne MacDonald was born on July 9, 1934 in Canada. She is a children's books author and novelist best known for her mystery series featuring London antiques bookstore owner and amateur investigator Dido Hoare. The title's in her Dido Hoare Series .include: Death's Autograph, Ghost Walk, Blood Lies, Three Monleys and Faking It. Her children's book titles include Black Base Rock, The Witch Repair, and Dragon for Sale.

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