Play review: “The Flies” by Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre’s “The Flies” draws heavily from Aeschylus’ “Orestes.” Weaving existential themes into ancient Greek narratives, Sartre presents a dramatic exploration of government ideological control, religious guilt, and radical freedom. However, the play’s heavy-handed narrative often feels condescending, compromising its overall impact. Plot Synopsis The Setting: Thirteen years post-Agamemnon’s murder following his return from the … Read more