Helectra

1975-1976 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Helectra - Sophocles
Repeat: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 08/11/1975
Launch: Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala, 02/08/1975

The tragedy Helectra represents the last and the most mature creative period of Sophocles. It recounts the murder in the palace of Atreides, which reaches its peak with the matricide of Orestes. It's about the tragedy of the release of man against fate. Helektra stays alone to bring in the end the 'catharsis' which is taking place with the murder of Klitaimnistra and Aigisthos. She is a tragic heroine who sets off from the very first moment her passion to take revenge. All the tragic poets have used the history of the House of Atreides, although the difference in Sophocles's play is that the matricide takes place with the consent of Gods and is absolutely justified. The guilt and the punishment weigh exclusively on Klitaimnistra and thus Erynies don't follow Orestes who gets released with his action.

Playwright: Sophocles
Director: Minos Volanakis
Translation: Minos Volanakis
Movement training: Andreas Peris
Assistant Director: Takis Kalfopoulos
Assistant Director: Alexis Migkas
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
35 performances - 54.152 spectators
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (02/08/1975 - 03/08/1975)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (09/08/1975 - 10/08/1975)
Ancient Theatre of Dion (16/08/1975 - 17/08/1975)
Soviet Union (15/10/1975 - 01/11/1975)
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (08/11/1975 - 07/12/1975)
Makarios III Amphitheatre (School of Blind), Nicosia, Cyprus (24/06/1976)
Ancient Theatre of Kourion, Lemessos, Cyprus (26/06/1976)
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens (28/07/1976 - 01/08/1976)
Filippoi-Thassos Festival
Epidaurus Festival
Olympus Festival
Athens and Epidaurus Festival
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