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Electra by Jean Giraudoux
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Electra (1937)

by Jean Giraudoux

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Agamemnon, Le Roi des Rois, a sacrifié sa fille Iphigénie aux dieux. Sa femme Clytemnestre, aidée de son amant, Égisthe, l'assassine à son retour de la guerre de Troie. Oreste, le fils est banni. Reste Électre, la seconde fille : « Elle ne fait rien, ne dit rien. Mais elle est là ». Aussi Égisthe veut-il la marier au jardinier du palais afin de détourner sur "la famille des Théocathoclès tout ce qui risque de jeter quelque jour un lustre fâcheux sur la famille des Atrides". Sur ce grand mythe de l'Antiquité, Jean Giraudoux a écrit sans doute sa meilleure pièce. Électre possède une force tragique surprenante, sans jamais perdre cet esprit étincelant, cet humour qui ont fait de Jean Giraudoux un des plus importants dramaturges du xxe siècle.… (more)

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Giraudoux, JeanAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Body, JacquesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giraudoux, Jean-PierreForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rothe, HansTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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