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Molora: Based on the Oresteia Trilogy

Molora: Based on the Oresteia Trilogy

Yael Farber

ISBN: 9781840028553

Yael Farber uses the Oresteia trilogy as a metaphor through which to revisit the horrors endured by the black majority at the hands of the white minority. But unlike the original, Farber breaks the cycle of violence, reflecting South Africa's own transfor

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"Based on the Oresteia by Aeschylus In this reworking of Aeschylus' Oresteia, Klytemnestra and Elektra face one another in a dramatic confrontation. Attempts to come to terms with their violent past echo testimonies delivered in Apartheid's wake throughout South Africa during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Aeschylus' chorus is replaced by Xhosa tribeswomen, who bring grace and humanity through their ancient art of split tone singing. Molora (the Sesotho word for 'ash') is an examination of vengeance, and the breaking of its cycles by the everyman."
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