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Janet Lembke

JANET LEMBKE  

Nationality:    USA
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Electra         Hecuba         Persians, The         Suppliants, The



Electra

Janet Lembke
This vital translation of Euripides' Electra recreates the prize-winning excitement of the original play. Electra, obsessed by dreams of avenging her father's murder, impatiently awaits the return of her exiled brother Orestes. When he arrives, the play mounts toward its first climax, a tender recognition scene. From that moment on, Electra uses Orestes as her instrument of vengeance. They kill their mother's husband, then their mother herself--and only afterward see the evil inherent in these seemingly just acts. But in his usual fashion, Euripides has imbued myth with the reality of human experience, counterposing suspense and horror with comic realism and down-to-earth comments on life.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Euripides. Janet Lembke (Translator), Kenneth J. Reckford (Translator)

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1st Published:
Oxford University Press 1994   978-0195085761

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Hecuba

Janet Lembke
This tragedy is a portrait of the defeated Queen of Troy, who transforms from grieving mother to cruel avenger to monster in the course of the play. The press release says, "Her fortitude in defeat is contrasted with the machinations of the victorious Greeks, and it is the Eastern monarchy, not the Western democracy, that draws our admiration and pity."

Notes:
Original Playwright - Euripides. Translated by Janet Lembke And Kenneth J Reckford

1st Produced:
Pearl Theatre, NY    2006

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Oxford University Press Inc, USA (1 April 1991)   978-0195042511

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Genre:
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Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Persians, The

Janet Lembke
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Aeschylus

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1st Published:
Oxford University Press 1972   978-0195070088

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Suppliants, The

Janet Lembke
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Aeschylus

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Oxford University Press 1972   978-0195019339

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
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