11 March 2007
In Vienna in the year 1558 Péter Bornemisza published his work entitled Tragedy in Hungarian based on Electra of Sophocles. Over the years its colloquial name became simply Hungarian Electra. Tragedy was a marvelous novelty in its time - thirty-forty years before Shakespeare. The value of the Hungarian Electra today is that it greets us from afar, from the lowest depths, from the amalgam of roots it brings the message of the ancient traditions all the while it’s meaning being just as relevant.
The novelty of this production is that it does not feature the classic form of casting. The same character is played by numerous actors, the same way as all of us are made from the same ingredients, yet all of us are different.
Electra, king Agamemnon
Chrysothemis, younger sister of Electra
Parasitus, the king’s slave
Dajka, maid of Orestes
Directed by: Katona Imre