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5(b) The Libation Bearers, Aeschylus, translated by Fagles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Orestes_Elektra_Hermes_Louvre_K544.jpg

I couldn't find a scene that exactly matches in words the lovely painted pottery. Before re-uniting, both Electra and Orestes, separately, begin long speeches with a call to Hermes. Then, when together at Agamemnon's altar, they share a duet of profoundly moving lyrics. But Electra lost in thought? That's a liberty.

CHORUS:
Where will it end?--
where will it sink to sleep and rest,
this murderous hate, this Fury?

This is Hamlet's strong precursor, innit?
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