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The Worm Hole Podcast Episode 60: Jennifer Saint (Elektra)

Charlie and Jennifer Saint (Elektra) discuss the Trojan War in terms of the women the men left behind – Elektra, Clytemnestra, Cassandra, and, arguably, Helen.

The Trojan War
The Odyssey
Roger Lancelyn Green’s The Tale Of Troy

Release details: recorded 2nd April 2022; published 9th May 2022

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00:32 When did you first become interested in Greek mythology?
02:00 [Reading]
05:39 Why Elektra, why is she the title character?
06:47 [Jennifer talks about how she initially saw Clytemnestra as more important]
09:39 Is Clytemnestra the character you sympathise with the most?
12:22 Would events have gone the way the did if Clytemnestra had spent more time with Elektra?
14:15 Why is it important to keep telling these stories?
18:16 What was important to you to add in that was missed in the other variations?
21:14 What is your favourite Greek myth?
23:19 Did you ever consider a different narrative – Helen, for example?
27:56 In your opinion, did Helen go willingly to Paris?
31:05 How has history regarded Cassandra – should she have slept with Apollo?
33:43 Is it right that Elektra’s left at the end?
35:02 What was the belief in the Underworld at the time in regards to Iphigenia’s place in it?
36:30 What’s next?

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