Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'NeillMourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill

Mourning Becomes Electra

byEugene O'Neill

Paperback | April 1, 2003

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A trilogy of full-length plays reworking themes from Greek tragedy, particularly the Oresteia of Aeschylus, relocated to New England in 1865, just after the end of the Civil War.Lavinia Mannon (Electra) dotes on her father Ezra (Agamemnon), who has just returned victorious from the war, and despises her mother Christine (Clytemnestra) - especially since Catherine has been making a cuckold of Ezra with Lavinia's ex-suitor, Adam. Lavinia's brother Orin (Orestes), on the other hand, war-wounded and weak, idolises his mother and resents his overbearing father. When Christine and her lover poison Ezra, Lavinia convinces her brother that they must avenge their father's death. But they have spent years soaking in family conflicts and curses of generations past, and fate will be sated...This edition includes a full introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.
Eugene O'Neill was born in New York City on October 16, 1888, the son of popular actors James O'Neill and Ellen Quinlan. As a young child, he frequently went on tour with his father and later attended a Catholic boarding school and a private preparatory school. He entered Princeton University but stayed for only a year. He took a varie...
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Title:Mourning Becomes ElectraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 7.79 × 5.07 × 0.64 inPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:185459138X

ISBN - 13:9781854591388

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