Elektra (1969)

Original id: 
Start date: 
20 July 1969
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Production notes: 
The costumes used in in the first performance(s) at Epidaurus in July 1969 caused such a stir that in the later performances, at Epidaurus in August and Athens in September, Klonis took responsibility for new costumes. As a result of this furore the director Mouzenidis withdrew from the production; his function was taken over by Vokovits for the later performances in 1969 (ID 1147). In 1971-72 the production was revived under the direction of Mouzenidis, but with new set and costume designs by Spyros Vasileiou (ID 1394).
Media of production: 
Greek, Modern (1453-)

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Kostas Athanasopoulos Actor Pylades
Eleni Chatziargyri Actor Elektra, a shared role
Maria Chors Choreographer
Antiochos Evangelatos Composer
Pitsa Kapitsinea Actor Klytaimnestra, a shared role
Nikos Kazis Actor Orestis
Kleovoulos Klonis Costumes
Paulos Mantoudis Set & Costume Designer
Takis Mouzenidis Director withdrew from the production after the July performance(s)
Kakia Panagiotou Actor Klytaimnestra, a shared role
Olga Tournaki Actor Elektra, a shared role
Stelios Vokovits Director took over the direction following Mouzenidis' withdrawal
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (Peloponnese, Greece) 19 July, 1969 to 9 August, 1969
Ancient Odeion of Herodes Atticus (Athens, Attica, Greece) 12 September, 1969 to 13 September, 1969

How to cite this production

Elektra (1969), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/1147 <20 June 2024>