Music: Ripples Instead of Waves

The daughter loves the father, hates mother. The mother loves another man, hates the father and daughter. The son loves the mother and the daughter. The mother kills the father. The son kills the mother's lover. The mother commits suicide. The son commits suicide.

This cozy little Aeschylean tangle was just the sort of raw meat that Eugene O'Neill liked to chew on; so he fashioned the plot into his monumental 1931 trilogy Mourning Becomes Electra, set in New England at the end of the Civil War. Now the chiller has come alive again with...

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