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I would choose Aeschylus’ The Libation Bearers as a tragedy to cast and scene in modern day times. Perhaps some find this story to be slightly drawn out; however, once one arrives at the climax, it is undoubtedly a compelling scene. Of course the scene I am referring to is after Orestes kills Aegithus then continues on to take revenge upon his mother. Murder scenes typically have a sense of eeriness and horror to them, but it seems to be a little more disturbing to me when the act occurs between family members, especially a mother-child relationship. Orestes is convinced that it is his duty to get back at his mother for what she did to his father. He insists that Clytemnestra brought this demise upon herself. Orestes says, “You are the killer, not I. You kill yourself.” ( Oresteia , p. 107, line 923) Clytemnestra responds, “Then beware the vengeful hellhounds of a mother’s curse.” ( Oresteia , p. 107, line 924) Her response seems threatening, and also seems to allude to what may come. When thinking about the casting of this tragedy in a modern day enactment the
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