History Theatre / Electra

23rd Mar '15 7:48:23 AM FuzzyBoots
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{{Sophocles}} principally focuses on Electra's destructive passions and bloodlust. {{Euripides}} also wrote an ''Electra'' based on the same story which is a rather different play. {{Aeschylus}}' ''Theatre/TheLibationBearers'' treats the same events as well, as part of CycleOfRevenge {{Trilogy}} ''Theatre/TheOresteia''.

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{{Sophocles}} principally focuses on Electra's destructive passions and bloodlust. {{Euripides}} also wrote an ''Electra'' based on the same story which is a rather different play. {{Aeschylus}}' ''Theatre/TheLibationBearers'' treats the same events as well, as part of CycleOfRevenge {{Trilogy}} ''Theatre/TheOresteia''. Jean Giraudoux's adaptation adds anachronistic elements and additional GreekChorus characters, as well as exploring the tragically self-defeating nature of focusing on revenge.



* GreekChorus

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* GreekChorusGreekChorus: Particularly in the Giraudoux version, which adds the Beggar, possibly one of the gods in disguise, and expands the role of the gardener, who gets a monologue at the beginning of the second act to explain to the audience that the play is going to end very tragically, but he's no longer part of it.
17th Dec '14 7:55:37 PM LaMademoiselleRouge
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* UnreliableNarrator: Is Electra truly being mistreated by her mother and Aegisthus? Or is she insane and out of touch with reality? The only evidence we have for Clytemnestra and Aegisthus treating her badly is Electra's word for it. In some translations, she comes off as a border-line psychopathic spoiled brat who only wants revenge for Agamemnon to get back at her mother for being mean to her.
12th Dec '12 10:23:06 AM DoveAlexa
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Clytemnestra arrives to mock Electra and together they receive a messenger bearing news of Orestes' death. Orestes being her last hope, Electra is devastated, whereas Clytemnestra is greatly relieved. Chrysothemis returns happily to tell Electra that Orestes must have returned, as she saw a [[HairOfGold gold lock of hair]] on [[DueToTheDead Agamemnon's tomb]]. Electra tells her this is impossible, and tries to persuade her to help kill Aegisthus. Chrysothemis rejects her and leaves Electra to her mourning.

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Clytemnestra arrives to mock Electra and together they receive a messenger bearing news of Orestes' death. Orestes being her last hope, Electra is devastated, whereas Clytemnestra is greatly relieved. Chrysothemis returns happily to tell Electra that Orestes must have returned, as she saw a [[HairOfGold gold lock of hair]] hair on [[DueToTheDead Agamemnon's tomb]]. Electra tells her this is impossible, and tries to persuade her to help kill Aegisthus. Chrysothemis rejects her and leaves Electra to her mourning.
30th Nov '12 6:29:40 AM johnnye
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{{Sophocles}} principally focuses on Electra's destructive passions and bloodlust. {{Euripides}} also wrote an ''Electra'' based on the same story which is a rather different play. {{Aeschylus}}' ''Theatre/TheLibationBearers'' treats the same events as well.

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{{Sophocles}} principally focuses on Electra's destructive passions and bloodlust. {{Euripides}} also wrote an ''Electra'' based on the same story which is a rather different play. {{Aeschylus}}' ''Theatre/TheLibationBearers'' treats the same events as well.well, as part of CycleOfRevenge {{Trilogy}} ''Theatre/TheOresteia''.
28th May '12 7:54:50 AM TastySauce
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Orestes and friends arrive in Argos, with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan take revenge]] on his mother Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]] for the murder of his father [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra meanwhile is busy lamenting Agamemnon's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her surviving sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.

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Orestes and friends arrive in Argos, with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan take revenge]] on his mother Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]] for the murder of his father [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra meanwhile is busy lamenting Agamemnon's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus Chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her surviving sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.



* SelfMadeOrphan: Orestes by the end. Electra likes to see herself as responsible too.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Orestes by the end. Electra likes to see herself as somewhat responsible too.
28th May '12 7:54:01 AM TastySauce
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** Ironic since Clytemnestra justified the murder of Agamemnon as revenge for him [[VirginSacrifice sacrificing]] their daughter Iphigenia so he could go start a war.



** Not only they're on your side, they will ''fuck your shit up'' if you don't do it. And you do NOT want to anger a freaking God.

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** Not only they're on your side, they will ''fuck your shit up'' if you don't do it. And you do NOT want to anger a freaking God.call down the Furies on your head.
28th May '12 7:49:42 AM TastySauce
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Orestes and friends arrive in Argos with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan take revenge]] on his mother Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]] for the murder of his father [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra meanwhile is busy lamenting Agamemnon's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her surviving sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.

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Orestes and friends arrive in Argos Argos, with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan take revenge]] on his mother Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]] for the murder of his father [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra meanwhile is busy lamenting Agamemnon's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her surviving sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.
28th May '12 7:48:25 AM TastySauce
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Orestes and friends arrive in Argos with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan murder]] his mother Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]], in revenge for the death of his father [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra meanwhile is busy lamenting Agamemnon's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her surviving sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.

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Orestes and friends arrive in Argos with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan murder]] take revenge]] on his mother Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]], in revenge Aegisthus]] for the death murder of his father [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra meanwhile is busy lamenting Agamemnon's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her surviving sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.
28th May '12 7:44:36 AM TastySauce
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Orestes and friends arrive in Argos with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan murder]] his mother Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]], in revenge for the death of his father [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra meanwhile is busy lamenting Agamemnon's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her other sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.

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Orestes and friends arrive in Argos with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan murder]] his mother Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]], in revenge for the death of his father [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra meanwhile is busy lamenting Agamemnon's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her other surviving sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.



Orestes arrives in disguise to convey his own ashes to his mother but stops to talk to Electra on the way. Eventually seeing how overwrought she is he reveals his identity and they happily reunite. When the moment finally presents itself, he kills both Clytemnestra and Aegisthus, as Electra revels in her salvation.

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Orestes arrives in disguise to convey his own ashes to his mother but stops to talk to Electra on the way. Eventually seeing how overwrought she is is, he reveals his identity and they happily reunite. When the moment finally presents itself, he kills both Clytemnestra and Aegisthus, as Electra revels in her salvation.
28th May '12 7:41:26 AM TastySauce
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Orestes, and his friends arrive in Argos with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan murder]] Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]] in revenge for [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra, the protagonist, is busy lamenting her father's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her other sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.

Clytemnestra arrives to mock Electra and together they receive a messenger bearing news of Orestes' death. Orestes' being her last hope, Electra is devastated, whereas Clytemnestra is greatly relieved. Chrysothemis returns happily to tell Electra that Orestes must have returned, as she saw a [[HairOfGold gold lock of hair]] on [[DueToTheDead Agamemnon's tomb]]. Electra tells her this is impossible, and tries to persuade her to help kill Aegisthus. Chrysothemis rejects her and leaves Electra to her mourning.

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Orestes, Orestes and his friends arrive in Argos with the intent to [[SelfMadeOrphan murder]] his mother Clytemnestra and her lover [[EvilUncle Aegisthus]] Aegisthus]], in revenge for the death of his father [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest Agamemnon]]. His younger sister Electra, the protagonist, Electra meanwhile is busy lamenting her father's Agamemnon's death and cursing her mother and step-father for her wretched existence. The chorus try to calm her down, but she is completely consumed by her passion. Chrysothemis, her other sister, appears on her way to leave [[LibationForTheDead grave gifts]] from Clytemnestra at Agamemnon's tomb, and fails to convince her to act meekly to protect herself. Electra manages to convince Chrysothemis not to leave false gifts at the grave, but otherwise dismisses her completely.

Clytemnestra arrives to mock Electra and together they receive a messenger bearing news of Orestes' death. Orestes' Orestes being her last hope, Electra is devastated, whereas Clytemnestra is greatly relieved. Chrysothemis returns happily to tell Electra that Orestes must have returned, as she saw a [[HairOfGold gold lock of hair]] on [[DueToTheDead Agamemnon's tomb]]. Electra tells her this is impossible, and tries to persuade her to help kill Aegisthus. Chrysothemis rejects her and leaves Electra to her mourning.
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