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Originally staged in the Teatro Español in 1901, Electra is a controversial Spanish drama that documents the trials and tribulations of its innocent heroine. Electra is a young woman of unknown parentage who is raised in a convent in France and, after the death of her mother Eleuteria, adopted by her aunt and uncle. Electra soon falls in love with the scientist Maximo, but an intricate web of rumors and lies threatens to ruin their relationship. In this play, Benito Pérez Galdós tackles a number of hot-button themes: fanaticism, superstition, social justice, rationalism, and the powers of science. - Summary by ChuckW

Cast list:

Electra: Amanda Friday

Evarista, wife of Don Urbano: Sarah Terry

Maximo: KHand

Don Salvador Pantoja: Negatron

The Marquis of Ronda: ToddHW

Don Leonardo Cuesta, a broker: Anthony

Don Urbano Garcia Yuste: Phil Schempf

Mariano, assistant in the laboratory: Eden Rea-Hedrick

Gil, a mathematician: Availle

Balbina, an old servant: Etel Buss

Patros, a young servant: CJ Plog

Jose, an old manservant: om123

Sister Dorotea: Beth Thomas

A Workman: David Olson

The Shade of Eleuteria: Mary Kay

Narrator: Rapunzelina

Editor: ToddHW (3 hr 31 min)


Act I 55:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act II 43:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act III 43:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act IV 44:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act V 24:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers