Complex Electra, Peterhouse College, Cambridge, 13-14 October 2001

According to Virginia Woolf, Sophocles' Electra "stands before us like a figure so tightly bound that she can only move an inch this way, an inch that". She might seem, from Woolf's initial account, essentially non-dramatic, a statuesque figure held fast by the marble solidity of centuries of veneration, when Greek tragedy was to be read and admired in the closet rather than witnessed on the stage. But Woolf goes on: "Each movement must tell to the uttermost .... Her words in crisis are, as a matter of fact, bare; mere cries of despair ... But these cries give angle and outline to the play." [ Read more ]...

Electra and The Theatre of Affliction: towards a textual turn?
Lorna Hardwick

"Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother ...": the Hamletization of Electra
Ruth Hazel

Clytemnestra's Daughters
Mary Jacobus

Electra traces: Beckett's critique of Sophoclean tragedy'
Drew Milne

Electra in Greece
Thalia Valeta

Romantic Electra: The case of Shelley's Beatrice
Jennifer Wallace

Panel Discussions

Electra: Practice and Performance: I

Electra: Practice and Performance: II
Chaired by Professor Paul Cartledge, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge..Panel includes David Leveaux, Zoe Wanamaker, Graham McLaren and Jane Montgomery.


Publicity Materials for the Cambridge Greek Play, 2001


Grass Roots Greeks at the 6th@Penn in San Diego
David S. Cohen

Laughing at Live Latin: Plautus' Poenulus in Production
John H. Starks Jr.


Sophocles' Women of Trachis, California, October 1998
Cohen, Amy

Charles Mee's Big Love, Washington, June 2002
Joseph, Susan

Euripides' The Trojan Women Washington, March 1999
Susan Joseph

Sophocles' Electra, Princeton, October 1998
Katharina Volk

Book Reviews

Rutenberg's Oedipus of Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Thomas D. Kohn,