A short review of Electra

I had the fortune to see Electra at the Old Vic with Kristen Scott Thomas acting the lead part. The 90 minute play was without a doubt one of the best plays I have ever seen. Throughout the play Electra is tormented by the desire for vengeance and justice. The emotions are palpable as she sheds tears and cries at the loss of her father Agamemnon. Constantly shifting her weight and grabbing her robes, her every expression shares with the audience her torment. But throughout all the anguish and self-imposed suffering, Electra intermittently imparts dead pan humor with a magical fluidity that signals both the character’s insanity and Kristen Scott-Thomas’ virtuosity.

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