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Euripedes

Bacchae

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.

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

Iphigenia Ifigeneia) (Greece, 1977)

Directed by Michael Cacoyannis. Cast: Irene Pappas (Clytemnestra), Costa Kazakos (Agamemnon), Tatiana Papamousko (Iphigenia). Presents the ancient Greek tragedy in which the Greek leader, Agememnon, must sacrifice his daughter as punishment for having offended the gods. 100 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Medea

Original ballet scenario by Jean-Georges Noverre. Producer, director, Mariel McEwan. Cast: Dawn-Marie Gottlieb, Tim A production of Jean-Georges Noverre's 18th century ballet which tells the daunting tale of a woman's desperate love, jealousy and murder. Called "the father of modern ballet," Noverre was a seminal thinker on the importance of expression and gesture in ballet. Medea, his most famous ballet, is presented here by a chamber ensemble in full period costume accompanied by 16 musicians. Followed by "Recreating Medea," a discussion of the production by key participants.

Medea

Staged by Jose Quintero; Cast: Judith Anderson, Colleen Dewhurst, Henry Brandon, Morris Charnovsky. A modern-language production of the classic tragedy of jealousy and revenge. Medea, betrayed by Jason, seeks revenge by killing Jason's wife and father-in-law, and then her own two children. 1959. 107 min.

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