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Afternoon Theatre

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Jane Lapotaire as Electra A new verse translation of Sophocles' play by DEREK COLTMAN
To spend one's days mourning your father and having to live with his murderers is an unendurable way of life. Electra is only sustained by the hope that one day her brother will return and avenge their father's death. But why doesn't he come? Directed by JANE MORGAN. A World Service production

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Play By: Derek Coltman
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Orestes: Michael Pennington
Clytemnestra: Margaret Tyzack
the Mentor: Jeremy Kemp
Chrysothemis: Cheryl Campbell
the Nurse: Pauline Letts
Aegisthus: Philip Voss

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