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So many steps to death

This season, New York theatre has had a taste for tragedy, whether classical (the Broadway revival of Electra), neoclassic (Phedre and Brittanicus at the Brooklyn Academy of Music--see "The best of Britain," page 62), or postmodern (a new version of Oedipus staged Off Broadway). None of them was more controversial than The Iphigenia Cycle, produced by Theatre for a New Audience at the American Play Theatre. This pairing of Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis with his Iphigenia in Tauris earned

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