By Jada Alberts & Anne-Louise Sarks. Belvoir. March 14 – April 26, 2015.
Not one but three Greek dramatists – Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus – have played their part embedding this tale of intergenerational revenge into our race memory.
Elektra conspires with her exiled brother Orestes to murder her mother Klytemnestra and lover Aegisthus, in revenge for their murder of her royal father, Agamemnon. (Klytemnestra was in turn revenging the murder by Agamemnon of their eldest daughter – which he made as a sacrifice to get good winds to do battle at Troy!).