Comédie-Française: Électre / Oreste

Upon his return from the Trojan War, Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, his wife, and Aegisthus, her lover. Seven years later, after a long exile, Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns to Argos. He and his sister, Electra, decide to avenge their father's murder and dethrone the usurper who resigns at Clytemnestra's side. The young woman urges her brother to take their revenge further by killing their mother PRESENTATION Ivo van Hove takes hold of the myth and provides a new interpretation of this ancient Greek tragedy! Stating that all his projects are born from "love at first sight" for a text, he combines two Euripides plays to tell the tale of a brother, Orestes, and a sister, Electra, who are reunited and join together in murder and revenge.

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Director:

  • Ivo Van Hove

Cast:

  • Claude Mathieu

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