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Classical Greek Theater

Antigone (Antigoni) (1961)

Director George Tzavellas (Yorgos Javellas). Cast: Irene Papas, Manos Katrakis, 1962. Greek dialogue, English subtitles. 86 min. ; also on VHS Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Antigone (Theban Plays)

A new translation by Don Taylor; directed by Don Taylor. Cast: Juliet Stevenson (Antigone), John Shrapnel (Creon), John Gielgud, Gwen Taylor. c1988. 120 min. ; also on VHS View this video online (UC Berkeley users only)

Antigone: Rites of Passion

Director Amy Greenfield; featuring Bertram Ross, Janet Eilber, Amy Greenfield. An innovative dance/film interpretation of the classic Greek drama of the heroine who defied the state to bury her brother. The film examines the conflict between moral and political law. 1990. 85 min. ;


Translated and directed by Harry Love. Cast: Colin Kitchingman, Glenn Moodie, Brian Beresford, Marilyn Parker, Harry Love. The Department of Classics, University of Otago. 78 min. 1997.

Cassandra (Mexico | USA, 2008)

Directed by Mauricio Chernovetzky. Cast: Nelly Bablumian, Chaz Chilcote, Araceli Guzman-Rico, Doug Purcell. On the edge of a rocky desolate Mexican border town is a makeshift bar and brothel called "Las Mujeres de Troya," whose only patrons are soldiers from the other side. Dona Hecuba, the bar's proprietress, routinely overlooks the preparations for the night shift. But this evening fate intervenes in the form of Agamemnon, a powerful General from across the border, who has sent for Dona Hecuba's uncorrupted, enigmatic daughter, Cassandra.

Choephori: The Libation Bearers (Oresteia, Part 2)

Directed and produced by Peter Hall. National Theatre of Great Britain, 1983. Cast: Greg Hicks, Roger Gartland, Timothy Davies. Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns from exile and places a lock of his hair on his father's grave. His sister Electra and a chorus of women also come to the grave to pour libations. When Orestes and Electra recognize one another, they swear to avenge their father's death. Orestes disguises himself and goes to the palace to kill his mother. His matricide angers the Furies, and Orestes flees from them to seek the help of Apollo. 70 min.

Dionysus in '69

A film by Brian De Palma, Robert Fiore, Bruce Rubin. Cast: Joan Macintosh, William Finley, Remi Barclay, Samuel Blazer, Jason Bosseau. This is a film about a group improvisation composition by members of The Performance Group based on Euripides's the Bacchae. 87 min.

Dream of Passion (Medea)

Directed by Jules Dassin Cast: Melina Mercouri, Ellen Burstyn, Andreas Voutsinas, Despo Diamantidou, Dimitris Papa-Michael. Modern Greek version of Euripides' Medea by Minos Volonakis. In English; some Greek dialogue with English subtitles. 1978. 106 min.

Electra (Greece, 1962)

Directed by Michael Cacoyannis. Cast: Irene Papas, Aleka Katseli, Yannis Fertis, Theano Ioannidou, Notis Peryalis. "Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance." 113 min.

Electra, My Love.

Directed by by Miklos Jancso, Hungary, 1974. Relocates the action to a desolate Hungarian plain, played out against the rituals of naked girls and galloping horsemen, and then catapults the action into the future. 70 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database