Маргьорит Юрсенар е литературния псевдоним на Marguerite Cleenewerck de Crayencour (1903–1987) – френска писателка. Тя е първата жена–член на Френската академия, където е приета през 1980 г. В този том от поредицата „Театър х 3“ са представени три от нейните 6 пиеси: * Електра, или свалянето на маските * Мистерията на Алкестида * Всеки има своя минотавър
Marguerite Yourcenar, original name Marguerite de Crayencour, was a french novelist, essayist, poet and short-story writer who became the first woman to be elected to the Académie Française (French Academy), an exclusive literary institution with a membership limited to 40. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1947. The name “Yourcenar” is an imperfect anagram of her original name, “Crayencour.”
Yourcenar’s literary works are notable for their rigorously classical style, their erudition, and their psychological subtlety. In her most important books she re-creates past eras and personages, meditating thereby on human destiny, morality, and power. Her masterpiece is Mémoires d'Hadrien, a historical novel constituting the fictionalized memoirs of that 2nd-century Roman emperor. Her works were translated by the American Grace Frick, Yourcenar’s secretary and life companion. Yourcenar was also a literary critic and translator.