Electra (1997 - 1998)

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Start date: 
10 September 1997
End date: 
31 December 1998
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Production notes: 
The American performances featured an entirely new cast, with the exception of Wanamaker in the role of Electra.
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Orla Charlton Actor Chrysothemis
Johan Engels Set & Costume Designer
Jenny Galloway Actor the Chorus of Mycenae
Andrew Howard Actor Orestes
Alison Johnston Actor Chorus
David Leveaux Director
Martin McKellan Actor Pylades
Raad Rawi Actor Aegisthus
Ninka Scott Actor Chorus
Rudolph Walker Actor Servant to Orestes
Zoë Wanamaker Actor Electra
Marjorie Yates Actor Clytemnestra
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Minerva Studio Theatre (Chichester, County of West Sussex, England) 9 September, 1997 to 26 September, 1997
Richmond Theatre (New York City, New York, United States) 5 October, 1998 to 10 October, 1998
Donmar Warehouse Theatre (London, Greater London, England) 20 October, 1997 to 6 December, 1997
Princeton University (Princeton, State of New Jersey, United States) 14 September, 1998 to 3 October, 1998 in the McCarter Theatre
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
A truly Olympian success for Zoe Wanamaker Newspaper cutting archive
Classic move from rags to riches Newspaper cutting archive
Electra Newspaper cutting archive
Tragedy at its best Newspaper cutting archive
Tragedy and triumph of a pixie called Zoe Photocopy archive
Electra Programme archive
Stepping out of character Newspaper cutting archive
Brits on Broadway Newspaper cutting archive 5
Zoe Wanamaker in Sophocles' Electra, 1997 Photograph archive
She'll soon be a smelly royal with bad breath, but from sitcoms to tragedy, Zoë Wanamaker is anything but precious Newspaper cutting archive
Electra by Sophocles Programme archive
Exquisite pain Print-out archive
Chichester Festival Theatre, '97 Seasonal calendar archive
Electra Flyer archive
Electra by Sophocles Flyer archive
The role of a lifetime Newspaper cutting archive
Electra, Minerva, Chichester Newspaper cutting archive
A bad old day on acting's Everest Newspaper cutting archive
Sophocles in a modern world of revenge Newspaper cutting archive
Theatre Record. Vol.17.22 (22 October - 4 November 1997) Journal library p.1377
Electra Programme archive
Minerva Theatre: Electra Ticket archive
Electra Flyer archive
Electra Programme archive
Broadway: Electra Photocopy archive
Ancient passions that illuminate today's tragedies Photocopy archive
A jolt of pure rage Photocopy archive
An Electra powerfully current Newspaper cutting archive
Earlham Street, WC2 - Electra Ticket archive
Modern Performance and Adaptation of Greek Tragedy Print-out archive
Sophocles Revisited: Essays Presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones Book library 299; illustration at 299
Plays International. Vol.18.9 (June / July 2003) Journal library 15
Reclaiming Klytemnestra: Revenge or Reconciliation Book library 155f.
Sophocles: Electra Book library 133

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Electra (1997 - 1998), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/669 <22 May 2024>