Electra, a late work of sophocles, written circa 412-411 bc, dramatizes one of the bleakest episodes in the atreidae mythology: the revenge for agamemnon's murderthe main character, electra, constantly relives the murder of her father, imploring the gods to punish his murderers. Sophocles was an immensely talented writer, but the older (presumably free use) translations that dover uses deprives the reader of the common, everyday language that. Electra dramatic monologue for a woman oedipus at colonus dramatic monologue for a man oedipus tyrannus dramatic monologue for a man oedipus tyrannus. The translator would like to acknowledge the helpful translation of and editorial commentary on the greek text of electra by richard jebb background note sophocles' electra is based on one of the final episodes in the long and bloody history of the royal family of mycenae, often called the house of atreus.
Sophocles : sophocles, the son of a wealthy arms manufacturer, was born probably in 496 bce in the deme colonus near athens of all the ancient playwrights, he scored the most wins in dramatic competitions, and won the most important dramatic festival, the city dionysia, an unmatched 18 times. A casting calls resource and talent database monologues and scenes for training and auditions blogs and forums about acting and entertainment actors can create a free profile as well as directors, casting directors, producers and agents/managers. Every era needs the classics on its own terms, so sophocles' electra, translated by anne carson (the beauty of the husband forecasts, dec 18, 2000), should prove very popular among newcomers and seasoned readers of the sublime dramatist's brutal drama, as well as among carson's many fans. Euripides and sophocles wrote their own versions of the electra story the basic plot is as follows: agamemnon is killed by clytemnestra and her lover aegisthus after he returns from the trojan war to reclaim his.
On the contrary, electra who sticks to the doctrines of justice, chrysothemis sides to the principle of pragmatism in a bid to satisfy and benefit on her own demands (sophocles and roisman 54) electra who plays the hero has a difficult role in ensuring that the principle of fairness and honor is in play at all times. Electra is a story of revenge, of children on their mother, and the grief and fury of a woman when her filial duties are split down the middle when the victorious king agamemnon returns from troy, carting his new mistress cassandra in tow, his wife clytemnestra murders him. Over the course of its two-decade history, metrostage has built a sturdy reputation for presenting contemporary plays and musicals and featuring emerging playwrights, leaving the classics to others.
Electra no loyalty is lacking on my part time hath taught me the prudence of concord with the stronger the central doors of the palace are thrown open and a shrouded corpse is disclosed. The electra is sophocles's only play that can be compared thematically with works of aeschylus (libation bearers) and euripides (electra) again sophocles concentrates on a character under stress again sophocles concentrates on a character under stress. Sophocles' version of the play as far as the plot is concerned, but in the actual performance, because of the staging of the play, it is electra's λόγοι that encapsulate and, in the. Sophocles sophocles vol 2: ajax electra trachiniae philoctetes with an english translation by f storr the loeb classical library, 21 francis storr.
In 1962, the commercial television networks in the uk transmitted a studio presentation of dimitris rondiris' internationally touring stage production of sophocles' electra, performed by the peiraïkon theatron in modern greek and without subtitles. About sophocles: plays: electra richard claverhouse jebb (1841-1905), regius professor of greek and fellow of trinity college, cambridge, was one of the foremost classicists of the victorian era. Electra or elektra (ancient greek: ἠλέκτρα, ēlektra) is a greek tragedy by sophocles its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the philoctetes (409 bc) and the oedipus at colonus (401 bc) lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of sophocles' career.
Sophocles son of sophilus was born at the colonus of his oedipus at colonus, a district of the athenian city -state, in the middle of the first decade of the fifth century bc. Found an answer for the clue hero of sophocles' electra that we don't have then please submit it to us so we can make the clue database even better. Electra electra enter orestes, pylades, and the old slavethey stand before the central door of the stage building, which represents the palace of mycenae. Electra is widely considered to be sophocles' best character drama, due to the thoroughness of its examination of the morals and motives of electra herself where aeschylus told the story with an eye to the ethical issues associated, sophocles (like euripides ) addresses the problem of character, and asks what kind of woman would want so keenly to kill her mother.