ELECTRA Comes To National Theatre Of Greece Through Today
Sophocles' ELECTRA is heading to the National Theatre of Greece, running in various locations until Sept. 19 as part of the theatre's summer tour series.
ELECTRA, a play from Sophocles' late period (probably written in 412 or 411 BCE), dramatises one of the bleakest episodes in the history of the House of Atreus: the revenge taken by Electra and Orestes against Clytemnestra and Aegisthus for their murder of Agamemnon. Electra, who is the central figure of the drama, keeps the memory of her father's assassination alive, begging the gods to help her punish his murderers. The return of her brother, the exiled Orestes, sets in train the events that will lead to a double killing.
Sophocles' drama is steeped in ambiguity, constantly constructing a dense network of images and metaphors that precludes easy conclusions.Sophoclean irony erodes the foundations of the obvious, posing an important question of whether the death of the usurpers is indeed the end of the victims' misfortunes.
For tickets and more information, please visit https://www.n-t.gr/en/events/summer2018/321