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Footnotes for Panel Discussion 1


1. Electra was performed in the Templemore Sport Stadium, Derry between 5-8th February, 1992. The period was marked by two particularly brutal sectarian massacres. In the week prior to the performance, eight Protestant building workers had been murdered. During the week of the performances, nine, mostly Catholic people were gunned down in retaliation.

2. Translation of Electra by Kenneth McLeish (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979, p. 8.)

3. Weiss, Peter The persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade, usually referred to as Marat/Sade. tran. Geoffrey Skelton and Adrian Mitchell (London: Marion Boyars, 1997).

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