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German State Theatre Timișoara


based on Euripides and Aeschylus; Stage version by Benedek Zsolt –– Directed by Bocsárdi László

Electra, directed by Bocsárdi László, it is an adaptation of Euripides's classic tragedy which includes also fragments from Aeschylus' Agamemnon. The original writing style was kept, and fragments and significant topics of the classical tragedy, such as revenge, duty awareness or passion were maintained. The performance evokes the obsessive determination of Electra to revenge her father.

In the story of Orestes and Electra – around whom the entire action takes place – the last three generations were followed by a more hideous curse. Pelops, Atreus and Agamemnon, the ascending brothers from the paternal line, embody the reign and the masculine principle. And that is exactly what is causing their perish: they do not take into account the position of the woman, the irrationality, nor the sanctity of birth. They sacrifice one by one their children on the altar of a cause they believe it is holy. They have become blind to what is fragile, like a neglected child who claims his right to existance and becomes awful, clapping his feet and asking for blood. In the performance, The Old Man is the one who embodies this invisible energy and without simplifying it, he gives it consistency through the miracle of theater. Therefore he is Artemis, the virgin goddess, but also Iphigenia, the sacrificed child, and Dionysus, the god of tragedy. He's the curse itself, which means he is the soul of the tragedy.

Premiere: January 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 01:20


Isa Berger

Harald Weisz

The Old Man
Konstantin Keidel (a. G.)

Ida Jarcsek-Gaza

Rareș Hontzu

Audio recording:

Lucian Petrila -Violin

Gabriela Petrila - Violin

Laura Șain - Cello

Iuliana Ambăruș - Viola

Stage Direction
Bocsárdi László (a.G.)

Bartha József

Zsuzsanna Kiss

Csaba Boros

Zsolt Benedek

Technical Direction
Radu Muj

Assistant director
Enikő Blénessy
Oana Vidoni

Dramaturgy Assistant
Andrea Reisz

Assistant scenographer
Zsolt Fehérvári (a.G.)

Dan Simion (a.G.)

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