Book description:Genre: Plays
1st ed. of "Mourning Becomes Electra".
ISBN 13: 9781854591388
Number of pages: 385
A three-part reworking of themes from Greek tragedy, the plays are set in New England in 1865, just after the Civil War. A returning victor, General Ezra Mannon (Agamemnon), is poisoned by his unfaithful wife Christine (Clytemnestra) and then avenged by his son Orin (Orestes) and daughter (Lavinia). With Orins subsequent suicide, Lavinia (the Electra of the title) becomes