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Electra (Greek mythology)

Works: 9 works in 11 publications in 4 languages and 1,516 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides 
Classifications: PA4414.E5, 782.1
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    Three plays by Hugo von Hofmannsthal( Book )
    1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
    Elektra by Richard Strauss( file )
    2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in German and held by 335 libraries worldwide
    In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
    Electra by Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner( file )
    1 edition published in 1993 in Swedish and held by 164 libraries worldwide
    The libation bearers and the Eumenides: The Oresteia, parts II and III by Aeschylus( Book )
    1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
    The Electra of Euripides by Euripides( Book )
    2 editions published between 1905 and 2007 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
    Electra by Sophocles( Book )
    1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
    "Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful." "Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation. This translation equals the original in ferocity of expression and leaves intact the inarticulate cries of suffering and joy that fill the play"--Jacket
    L'Orestea : Agamennone, Le Coefore, Le Eumenidi by Aeschylus( Book )
    1 edition published in 1968 in Italian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
    Antigone ; Oedipus the King ; Electra by Sophocles( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    Contains three of Sophocles' most famous tragedies. Includes introduction, textual note, chronology, and explanatory notes
    The tragedy of Electra by Sophocles( file )
    1 edition published in 1798 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
English (7)
German (2)
Italian (1)
Swedish (1)
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