Elektra (1966)

Original id: 
8613
Start date: 
11 March 1966
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Translation
Production notes: 
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: 
Stage-play
Languages: 
Greek, Modern (1453-)

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Kostas Galanakis Actor Orestes, a shared role
Dimitris Gennimatas Actor Pylades
Charitini Karolou Actor Chrysothemis, a shared role
Kleovoulos Klonis Set Designer
Il. Konstantinou Actor Klytaimnestra, a shared role
Kostas Kydoniatis Composer
Nikos Lykomitros Actor Orestes, a shared role / Aigisthos
Dimitris Rondiris Director
Rika Sifaki Actor Klytaimnestra, a shared role
Dimitris Stefanopoulos Actor Paidagogos, a shared role
Elsa Vergi AKA Elsa Verghis
Elsa Vergi AKA Elsa Verghis Actor Elektra
Niki Vorrea Actor Chrysothemis, a shared role
Antonis Xenakis Actor Paidagogos, a shared role
Venue Festival Dates Notes
unknown venue (Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland) Edinburgh Festival & Festival Fringe (1966) 28 August, 1966 to 2 September, 1966
Kourion Ancient Theatre (Cyprus) 11 March, 1966 to 31 March, 1966
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Elektra Book library 170-172
Sophocles Revisited: Essays Presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones Book library 198 n.147

How to cite this production

Elektra (1966), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/8613 <22 September 2019>