Page extent: 112
ISBN: 9781783191512
Binding: PaperBack

Farber: Plays One

Yaël Farber

PaperBack (27 Mar 2015)

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. 

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781783191512
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 112


‘It is impossible to come away from RAM or Mies Julie without feeling that the world must change; Molora points the way. Yaël Farber’s theatre will leave no participant unmoved.’ Ingrid Rowland, from her introduction