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By David Stuttard

Euripides' Medea is likely one of the typically learn, studied and played of all Greek tragedies. A searingly merciless tale of a woman's brutal revenge on a husband who has rejected her for a more youthful and richer bride, it really is strange between Greek dramas for its acute portrayal of woman psychology. Medea can seem instantaneously undying and strikingly smooth. but, the play is particularly a lot a made from the political and social international of 5th century Athens and an figuring out of its unique context, in addition to a attention of the responses of later a while, is essential to appreciating this paintings and its legacy. This choice of essays through best teachers addresses those concerns, exploring key topics akin to revenge, personality, mythology, the top of the play, the refrain and Medea's position as a witch. different essays examine the play's context, spiritual connotations, stagecraft and reception. The essays are followed via David Stuttard's English translation of the play, that is performer-friendly, available but exact and heavily trustworthy to the original.

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