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by Sophocles

Electra Resources


Scene from movie Electra
NOTE! This is an adaptation of Euripides's Electra, not Sophocles's. Guess his was just a bit more popular.



How come all those Ancient Greek guys had such stony faces?

What Greek Stage Productions Sort of Looked Like

a.k.a. masks to scare your little sister with


Online Version of the Text

Free, easy-to-read, though not in verse.

Sophocles Biography

A quick read.


Great site, tons of info, links galore

If you want more Sophocles

Links to his other plays

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