Electra (1962)

Original id: 
805
Start date: 
28 November 1962
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Adaptation
Production notes: 
Associated-Rediffusion was the British Independent Television (commercial television) contractor for London, on weekdays between 1954 and 1968. Rondiris' production of Sophokles' Elektra premièred in Thessaloniki in 1959, and then toured around Greece and several European cities to 1960 (ID 299). It continued to tour interntationally with significant changes of cast from 1961 to 1963 (ID 1521). In 1963 it was presented in Delphi with a largely new cast to celebrate 45 years of Rondiris' contribution to theatre (ID 2737); this revival was taken on a substantial international tour to 1965. The 1966 revival in Cyprus and Edinburgh featured a new cast which included Elsa Vergi as Elektra (ID 8613).
Media of production: 
Television
Languages: 
Greek, Modern (1453-)

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Elektra Sophocles AKA Sophokles
Person Role Notes
Joan Kemp-Welsh Director adapted and directed the stage production for television
Aspasia Papathanasiou Actor Electra
Dimitris Rondiris Director
Georgia Saris Actor Clytemnestra
Michael Yates Set Designer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
unknown venue (England)
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
One of Mr Michael Yates's designs for the Electra of Sophocles … Newspaper cutting archive

How to cite this production

Electra (1962), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/805 <22 September 2020>