Electra. ITV 1962.
Wednesday 8th February 2017 - 7:00 pm, Minghella Building
Consumed with grief for her father’s murder by her adulterous mother, Electra is passionately intent on revenge, and awaits the return of her long-lost brother Orestes. Associated Rediffusion’s version of Dimitris Rondiris’ internationally touring Peiraïkon Theatron production is expressive and beautifully choreographed. ITV boldly presented it in Modern Greek without subtitles. Rondiris stated that audiences all over the world ‘have not understood a word, but they have cried’.
Dir. Joan Kemp-Welch. With Aspasian Papthanasiou, Georgia Saris. 58 min. Greek language.