WHAT IS THIS?
In This Room is a virtual sound "installation" originally created as a final project for an independent study in Greek drama at Connecticut College. It is centered around Sophocles' version of the play Electra and based on an assignment that delves into the title character's psyche.
Each event is named for larger themes from the play.
PROPHECY OF EVENTS
WHO IS ELECTRA?
ELECTRA, IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY, IS THE DAUGHTER OF QUEEN CLYTEMNESTRA AND KING AGAMEMNON,. HER SIBLINGS ARE ORESTES, IPHIGENEIA, AND CRYSOTHEMIS.
CLYTEMNESTRA KILLED AGAMEMNON AND REMARRIED TO A MAN NAMED AEGISTHUS. ELECTRA, WOEFULLY GRIEVING HER FATHER'S DEATH, IS IMPLORED BY THE CHORUS AND CRYSOTHEMIS TO QUIT GRIEVING. LITTLE DOES SHE KNOW THAT ORESTES, HER BROTHER, HAS NOT DIED AS SHE HAD BEEN TOLD, AND IS ON HIS WAY TO CLAIM THE THRONE.
AFTER BEING REUNITED, ORESTES AND ELECTRA DEVISE AND EXECUTE A PLAN TO AVENGE THEIR FATHER'S DEATH BY MURDERING THEIR MOTHER AND STEPFATHER.