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1

Thyona

Engaged to constantine
Angry Feminist stereotype
plots to kill grooms on wedding night

2

Lydia

Bride, middle ground between her two sisters. Betrothed to Nikos and the only bride who does not kill her husband. In the tub at beginning of play

3

Thyona

Bride, stereotype of the angry feminist. Hatches the plot to kill the grooms on their wedding night. Betrothed to Constantine. Smashes wedding gifts at beginning. “Boy babies should be flushed down the toilet at birth”

4

Olympia

Bride, polar opposite of Thyona. Stereotype of the lovelorn woman who only wants a man to take care of her; wants to be submissive. Betrothed to Oed.

5

Constantine

Groom, the ultimate misogynist. “Women are not informed and I am going to inform them”

6

Oed

Groom, not very bright.

7

Nikos

Groom, longs for a real connection with his bride.

8

Piero

Owner of the Italian manor providing sanctuary to the brides. Uncle of Giuliano.

9

Bella

Old woman, mother of Piero. Has thirteen sons. Judge of the trial. Girls stay with her at the end.

10

Giuliano

Grandson of Bella. Nephew of Piero. Gay, sometimes depicted as transgender or wearing a half-tuxedo/half-gown costume.

11

Leo and Eleanor

Wedding guests who provide hope and comic relief

12

How does it not conform to tragedy

The protagonist, the bride, are also the chorus, no hero, no tragic downfall, positive conclusion

13

Theme

Incest is wrong, importance of women's rights

14

Important stage directions

Sounds/Music are just as important as the actions

15

Olympia

Engaged to Oed
Wants a man to take care of her
Submissive

16

Lydia

Engaged to Nikos
Does not kill her husband

17

Constantine

Misogynist

18

Oed

Not very bright

19

Nikos

Longs for real connection to his wife

20

Piero

Owner of italian manor, providing sanctuary to the brides

21

Bella

Piero's mother, has 13 sons
"Love trumps all"

22

Giuliano

Grandson of Bella, Nephew of Piero
He is gay, sometimes depicted as transgender

23

Leo and Eleanor

Wedding guests who provide comic relief

24

Differences between original and rewrite

Original: Black egyptian men, White greek women (rewrite does not have race)

25

Nonconformance to Greek Tragedy

Protagonists and Brides are chorus
No hero, no downfall, positive conclusion

26

What does the play argue

Addresses incest as taboo
Ancient concept of arranged marriage