Mourning Becomes Electra

Cast: 5f 7m

Staging: Multipurpose set

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Paperback, 180 pages ISBN: 9781854591388Publication Date:
14 May 1992
Size: 197mm x 127mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Guild Theatre, New York, 1931

Mourning Becomes Electra

By Eugene O'Neill

Paperback £12.99£10.39

Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra is 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 American 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...

Mourning Becomes Electra was premiered on Broadway at the Guild Theatre in October 1931.

This edition of the play includes a full introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

Cast: 5f 7m

Staging:Multipurpose set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 180 pages ISBN: 9781854591388Publication Date:
14 May 1992
Size: 197mm x 127mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Eugene O'Neill:

The Emperor Jones
The Iceman Cometh
The Hairy Ape
Desire Under the Elms
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Ah! Wilderness
Strange Interlude
Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown
Anna Christie & The Emperor Jones: two plays
The Great God Brown
A Touch of the Poet
Long Day's Journey into Night
The Hairy Ape & All God's Chillun Got Wings
All God's Chillun Got Wings
Anna Christie

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