Anne Carson is McNaughton Professor of Classics at McGill University, Canada. Michael Shaw is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Kansas.
"Carson's interpretation of Electra conveys the uniqueness, the vibrancy, and the tradition that must have been there for the original audience. The characters speak in a style which simultaneously juxtaposes the metrical and the colloquial....[The] changing meter is a wonderful and successful way of revealing the psychic tumult that keeps Electra on the edges of madness and violence."--Rain Taxi Online