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Molora  

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In this reworking of the ancient Greek Oresteia trilogy, Klytemnestra and Elektra, mother and daughter, face one another in a dramatic confrontation. Their attempts to come to terms with their violent past echo the testimonies delivered in the wake of apartheid all over South Africa as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

A chorus of Xhosa tribeswomen brings grace and humanity to the drama through the ancient art of split tone singing, adding a haunting intensity to this evocative retelling.

Acclaimed writer and director Yael Farber uses the ancient Greek tragedy 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 Oresteia trilogy, Farber has modified the story to break the cycle of violence, reflecting South Africa’s own transformation in the 1990s.

Cast : 1+M, 3+F

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-855-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

YAËL FARBER has been at the forefront of a theatrical movement from South Africa that examines the horrors of Apartheid. She is a Johannesburg-born playwright and director, earning an international reputation for powerful works that articulate the experiences of ordinary South Africans. In her 10 years of directing and writing, she has created a body of highly acclaimed original South African works which have toured extensively internationally, earning her a reputation for challenging work of the highest artistic standard. 

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