Electra (Sophocles)

The ancient Greek play “Electra” by Sophocles is today regarded as a masterpiece and one of the best ancient plays ever. It is a story all about revenge: Clytemnestra and her new lover Aegisthus killed the old king Agamemnon after he returned from his conquests. They claim that the murder was just revenge, because Agamemnon had sacrificed Clytemnestra’s child years ago to please the gods. Poor princess Electra, daughter of Agamemnon, now lives a desperate life at the palace. She is held captive by Clytemnestra and Aegisthus and she spends all day long in misery.

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Greek mythology for children

I believe most of the people know about the Greek mythology and also agree that it is really interesting and also educative in its own way.
Even so it can not be stated that it is for everyone or better said for every age, because, like most of the mythologies around the world, it is stained with cruelty and brutal actions which show the flaws of human and gods, being like that educative by showing weaknesses and their impact on everyone’s life.

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Antigone (Anouilh)

Today I would like to recommend you a drama, either through reading, or if you ever have the occasion, to see it, because this is what drama is made for. It is the adaption of the “Antigone” by Jean Anouilh, a French dramatist, whose story in all its complexity was narrated by Sophocles, in one of the three remaining Theban plays, in or before 441 BC.

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