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Yaël Farber: Plays One  

Yaël Farber: Plays One $34.50 ex GST
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Molora - 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.

RAM: The Abduction of Sita into Darkness - based on The Ramayana by Valmiki

Farber’s potent revisioning of this age-old text is a raw and probing contemporary work which places the loss of the Feminine Divine, and thus our lack of spiritual and moral equilibrium, at its visceral core. This is a Ramayana for a new world.

Mies Julie - based on Miss Julie by August Strindberg

Transposed to a post-apartheid kitchen – a single night, both brutal and tender, unfolds between a black farm-labourer, the daughter of his master and the woman who has raised them both. The visceral struggles of contemporary South Africa are laid bare, as John and Mies Julie spiral in a deadly battle over power, sexuality, mothers and memory.

Cast : 2F, 1M, chorus & musicians; 5F, 8M + extras; 3F, 1M

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-151-2 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB


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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