Medea and Other Plays

A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world.

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192824424

Category: Drama

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`the most tragic of the poets'AristotleEuripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines ofvirtue or vice. In the ethically shocking Medea, the first known child-killing mother in Greek myth to perform the deed in cold blood manipulates her world in order to wreak vengeance on her treacherous husband. Hippolytus sees Phaedra's confession of her passion for her stepson herald disaster,while Electra's heroine helps her brother murder their mother in an act that mingles justice and sin. Lastly, lighter in tone, the satyr drama, Helen, is an exploration of the impossibility of certitude as brilliantly paradoxical as the three famous tragedies.This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift for narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world.

Medea in Medea and Other Plays Translated by John Davie Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford Penguin Classics

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Medea

A tale of infidelity, child murder add self destruction. A tragedy for today, as for the audiences of the Athens of the the fifth century BC CALLENDER CLASSICAL TEXTS

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291420231

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

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A tale of infidelity, child murder add self destruction. A tragedy for today, as for the audiences of the Athens of the the fifth century BC CALLENDER CLASSICAL TEXTS

Black Medea

Thus the volume makes available to students, scholars and artists a significant body of dramatic work not currently available.

Author: Kevin J. Wetmore

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ISBN: 9781604978650

Category: Drama

Page: 356

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Euripides' Medea is one of the most popular Greek tragedies in the contemporary theatre. Numerous modern adaptations see the play as painting a picture of the struggle of the powerless under the powerful, of women against men, of foreigners versus natives. The play has been adapted into colonial and historical contexts to lend its powerful resonances to issues of current import. Black Medea is an anthology of six adaptations of the Euripidean tragedy by contemporary American playwrights that present Medea as a woman of color, combined with interviews, analytical essays and introductions which frame the original and adaptations. Placing six adaptations side by side and interviewing the playwrights in order to gain their insights into their work allows the reader to see how an ancient Greek tragedy has been used by contemporary American artists to frame and understand African American history. Of the six plays present in the volume, three have never before been published and one of the others has been out of print for almost thirty years. Thus the volume makes available to students, scholars and artists a significant body of dramatic work not currently available. Black Medea is an important book for scholars, students, artists and libraries in African American studies, classics, theatre and performance studies, women and gender Studies, adaptation theory and literature. Theatre companies, universities, community theatres, and other producing organizations will also be interested in the volume.

Three Plays of Euripides Alcestis Medea The Bacchae

Author: Euripides

Publisher: W. W. Norton

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Category: Alcestis (Greek mythology)

Page: 126

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Three Plays of Euripides

This anthology volume of Euripides includes the Greek tragedy Alcestis, the Greek tragedy Medea, and the Greek tragedy the Bacchae.

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537079844

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Euripides is known in literature & fiction circles as a Greek tragedian of classical Athens. Euripides is one of the few whose dramas & plays have survived. Ancient & medieval scholars have attributed 95 dramas & plays to Euripides, of which 19 are known to have survived more or less complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama & plays down to modern times. He was unique among the writers of ancient & medieval Athens for the sympathy he demonstrated towards all victims of society, including women. This anthology volume of Euripides includes the Greek tragedy Alcestis, the Greek tragedy Medea, and the Greek tragedy the Bacchae. Alcestis employs both tragic and comic elements and thus the categorization of Alcestis has been the subject of debate among literary critics. In the play's prologue, the god Apollo comes out from Admetus' palace in Pherae, dressed in white and carrying his golden bow, with the intention of leaving to avoid becoming stained by the imminent death of Alcestis, who is being comforted within. He offers an exposition of the events leading up to this moment. Alcestis is literature & fiction, whether the medieval drama & play is categorized as tragedy or satyr, it will always be deemed as an ancient & classical work by Euripides. Euripides' Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy, that centers on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the barbarian kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason. Medea finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Medea takes vengeance on Jason by killing Jason's new wife as well as her own children with him, after which she escapes to Athens to start a new life. The Bachae is concerned with two opposite sides of man's nature: There is the rational and civilized side, which is represented by the character of Pentheus, the king of Thebes, and then there is the instinctive side, which is represented by Dionysus. This side is sensual without analysis, it feels a connection between man and beast, and it is a potential source of divinity and spiritual power.

Medea

In that chapter we will look at the range of other plays which featured different
elements in Medea ' s life , such as the rejuvenation of Aison . At this point we
should note some key features of tragedy which are central to our understanding
of ...

Author: Emma Griffiths

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415300704

Category: History

Page: 147

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A guide to sources that paints a vivid portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in myth for the murder of her children after she is banished from her own home and replaced by a new wife. This book brings into focus themes of the Medea myth, and provides an introduction to the story and its history.

The Bacchanals and Other Plays by Euripides

MEDEA . PERSONS OF THE DRAMA . NURSE OF MEDEA . JASON .
ATTENDANT ON THE CHILDREN . ÆGEUS . MEDEA . MESSENGER .
CHORUS OF CORINTHIAN WOMEN . The Two SONS OF JASON AND CREON .
MEDEA . SCENE ...

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Category: Bacchantes

Page: 319

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Euripides Medea

6 MEDEA AFTER EURIPIDES AND THE INFLUENCE OF HIS MEDEA Whether
or not Eur . was preceded by any other poet ... s play . But there are two reasons
for caution . First , plays with this title are already ascribed to Epicharmus and ...

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521643863

Category: Drama

Page: 431

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Comprehensive edition of this classic play aimed at second-year students and above.

Looking at Medea

This collection of essays by leading academics addresses these issues, exploring key themes such as revenge, character, mythology, the end of the play, the chorus and Medea's role as a witch.

Author: David Stuttard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472530160

Category: History

Page: 288

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Euripides' Medea is one of the most often read, studied and performed of all Greek tragedies. A searingly cruel story of a woman's brutal revenge on a husband who has rejected her for a younger and richer bride, it is unusual among Greek dramas for its acute portrayal of female psychology. Medea can appear at once timeless and strikingly modern. Yet, the play is very much a product of the political and social world of fifth century Athens and an understanding of its original context, as well as a consideration of the responses of later ages, is crucial to appreciating this work and its legacy. This collection of essays by leading academics addresses these issues, exploring key themes such as revenge, character, mythology, the end of the play, the chorus and Medea's role as a witch. Other essays look at the play's context, religious connotations, stagecraft and reception. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's English translation of the play, which is performer-friendly, accessible yet accurate and closely faithful to the original.

Imagining Medea

Medea and Other Plays. Translated by Philip Vellacott. Baltimore: Penguin, 1963.
Felshin, Nina, ed. But Is It Art?: The Spirit of Art as Activism. Seattle: Bay, 1995.
Felski, Rita. ''On Confession.'' In Women, Autobiography, Theory: A Reader, ...

Author: Rena Fraden

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469610973

Category: Social Science

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This ain't no Dreamgirls," Rhodessa Jones warns participants in the Medea Project, the theater program for incarcerated women that she founded and directs. Her expectations are grounded in reality, tempered, for example, by the fact that women are the fastest growing population in U.S. prisons. Still, Jones believes that by engaging incarcerated women in the process of developing and staging dramatic works based on their own stories, she can push them toward tapping into their own creativity, confronting the problems that landed them in prison, and taking control of their lives. Rena Fraden chronicles the collaborative process of transforming incarcerated women's stories into productions that incorporate Greek mythology, hip-hop music, dance, and autobiography. She captures a diverse array of voices, including those of Jones and other artists, the sheriff and prison guards, and, most vividly, the women themselves. Through compelling narrative and thoughtful commentary, Fraden investigates the Medea Project's blend of art and activism and considers its limits and possibilities for enacting social change. Rhodessa Jones is co-artistic director of the San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Odyssey and founder of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. An award-winning performer, she has taught at the Yale School of Drama and the New College of California.

Plays Aeschylus Prometheus bound Sophocles Oedipus rex Euripides Medea Aristophanes The knights Calderon P Life a dream Moli re The misanthrope Racine J B Phaedra Goldsmith O She stoops to conquer

The plays presented all treat of different themes , and they have been carefully
gleaned from the whole realm of dramatic literature . It is not contended that there
are not other plays of equal merit that might have been selected . It is merely ...

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The Medea of Seneca

appears to rest on a very slender support of evidence : The second hypothesis ,
that some of the plays are Seneca ' s and ... the few brief epigrams which , with
the Apocolocyntosis , constitute the only other verse of Seneca of which we know
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Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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The Medea of Euripides

We will now proceed to discuss the merits of the play itself . It is free from the
faults observable in most of the other plays of Euripides , viz . the want of
connection between the choral odes and the action of the play , the resolution of
the feet in ...

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Euripidou M deia The Medea of Euripides with intr and explanatory notes by J H Hogan

We will now proceed to discuss the merits of the play itself . It is free from the
faults observable in most of the other plays of Euripides , viz , the want of
connection between the choral odes and the action of the play , the resolution of
the feet in ...

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Order of the Virgin Mothers and Other Plays

PREFACE As you'll see in these plays, I'm fascinated by the impact religion can
have on a person's life. ... Medea in Athens is my version of what happened to
Medea after she was expelled from Corinth, after the death of her children.

Author: Lois June Wickstrom

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 143445746X

Category: Drama

Page: 244

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Seven provocative plays, including: Order of the Virgin Mothers, dedicated to saving and growing aborted fetuses to enter in a contest for the Second Coming of Christ; Medea in Athens, with the ancient Greek heroine trying to rebuild her life; Born Again, in which reincarnation becomes a tool for revenge; Billie Holiday in Heaven's Lounge, in which the Biblical women Rebecca, Miriam, and Jezebel dish the dirt on their menfolk; Peace at the Dinner Table, an examination of strife in everyday life and the world; The Harambee Sweater, a children's drama of Kwanzaa; and Nessie and the Terrible Troll (with Jean Lorrah), the fourth in the popular children's saga.

The Plays of Euripides Translator s preface Memoir of Euripides Rhesus Medea Hippolytus Alcestis Heracleidae The suppliants The Trojan women Ion Helen

Hecuba , Orestes , Phænissæ , Medea , Hippolytus , Alcestis , Andromache ,
Troades , Rhesus . ( 2 ) Seven others rest on the authority of two MSS . only , the
Palatinus in the Vatican and Florentinus 2 ( both 14th century ) , viz . —
Heracleidæ ...

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An English Commentary on the Rhesus Medea Hippolytus Alcestis Heraclidae Supplices and Troades of Euripides

With the Scanning of Each Play, from the Latest and Best Authorities Charles
Anthon ... arguments against its authenticity are , that certain words and
constructions and epic licenses occur in it which are not found in the other plays
of Euripides ...

Author: Charles Anthon

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Dramatic Masterpieces Prometheus bound by Aeschylus Oedipus rex by Sophocles Medea by Euripides The knights by Aristophanes Life a dream by P Calderon The misanthrope by J B P Moli re Phaedra by J B Racine She stoops to conquer by O Goldsmith

SPECIAL INTRODUCTION TF “ ' tis true that a good play needs no epilogue , " a
prologue 1 to classic drama would seem equally superfluous . ... It is not
contended that there are not other plays of equal merit that might have been
selected .

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Woman s Power Man s Game

Ever since the invention of theater few plays have been discussed as much as
Euripides ' Medea , and very few have had ... Again , certain critics have
considered parenthood to be the focal theme of the play.4 Others have regarded
Medea's ...

Author: Joy K. King

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865162587

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 428

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Woman's Power, Man's Game is a revealing and thoughtful analysis of women in antiquity, as portrayed in classical literature. The book features essays by 12 classicists who provide provocative examinations of significant aspects of female situations in antiquity.