Medea

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113752

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, masterfully portraying the fierce motives driving Medea's pursuit of vengeance for her husband's insult and betrayal. Authoritative Rex Warner translation.
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Looking at Medea

Essays and a translation of Euripides’ tragedy

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.
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Medea

Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy, and Art

Author: James J. Clauss,Sarah Iles Johnston

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691043760

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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The figure of Medea has inspired artists in all fields throughout the centuries. This work examines the major representations of Medea in myth, art, and ancient and contemporary literature, as well as the philosophical, psychological and cultural questions these portrayals raise.
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Euripides: Medea

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.
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Medea

Author: Emma Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136000380

Category: History

Page: 168

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Giving access to the latest critical thinking on the subject, Medea is a comprehensive 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. Emma Griffiths brings into focus previously unexplored themes of the Medea myth, and provides an incisive introduction to the story and its history. Studying Medea’s ‘everywoman’ status – one that has caused many intricacies of her tale to be overlooked – Griffiths places the story in ancient and modern context and reveals fascinating insights into ancient Greece and its ideology, the importance of life, the role of women and the position of the outsider. In clear, user-friendly terms, the book situates the myth within analytical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, and Griffiths highlights Medea’s position in current classical study as well as her lasting appeal.
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Medea

A Tragedy in Three Acts

Author: Ernest Legouvé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 32

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Medea

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436703

Category: Drama

Page: 78

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What I intend to do is wrong, but the rage of my heart is stronger than my reason – that is the cause of all men’s foulest crimes.' Medea is the archetypal wronged woman driven to despair. When uncontrollable anger is unleashed, the obsessed mind’s capacity for revenge knows no bounds. Introduction by Nicholas Dromgoole
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Euripides: Medea

Author: William Allan

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 143

View: 5400

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Euripides' "Medea" is one of the greatest and most influential Greek tragedies. This book outlines the development of the Medea myth before Euripides and explores his uniquely powerful version from various angles. There are chapters on the play's relationship to the gender politics of fifth-century Athens, Medea's status as a barbarian, and the complex moral and emotional impact of her revenge. Particular attention is paid to the tragic effect of Medea's great monologue and the significance of her role as a divine avenger. The book ends by considering the varied and fascinating reception of Euripides' play from antiquity to the present day.
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