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

Page: 218

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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.


The Complete Euripides

This volume collects Euipides' Alcestis (translated by William Arrowsmith), a subtle drama about Alcestis and her husband Admetos, which is the oldest surviving work by the dramatist; Medea (Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer), a moving ...

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199830923

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. This volume collects Euipides' Alcestis (translated by William Arrowsmith), a subtle drama about Alcestis and her husband Admetos, which is the oldest surviving work by the dramatist; Medea (Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer), a moving vengeance story and an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to female characters; Helen (Peter Burian), a genre breaking play based on the myth of Helen in Egypt; and Cyclops (Heather McHugh and David Konstan), a highly lyrical drama based on a celebrated episode from the Odyssey. This volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.


Medea and Three Other Plays

In these plays, Euripides the bearer of the scales of Justice turning his stage into a courtroom trying to present moral questions such as these to his fellow Athenians.

Author: Euripides

Publisher:

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Page: 314

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Was Medea a murderer? Or was she just another victim of racist laws enacted by a bigoted politician? Under Hera's orders, Herakles had to serve Eurystheus, a cruel king for whom he had to perform his famous ten labours. Later, Herakles' children - "The Herakleidae" - are being pursued by Eurystheus' man and the Athenians offer those children protection. Do mortals have the right to reject the ways of gods? Hippolytus rejected Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and sex and took his devotions to the virgin goddess Artemis, the goddess who opposed all that Aphrodite stood for. How strong and big in stature - or knowledge or ability - is a mortal allowed to be before he or she irks the gods? In these plays, Euripides the bearer of the scales of Justice turning his stage into a courtroom trying to present moral questions such as these to his fellow Athenians.

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

View: 215

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

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: 1472533992

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 649

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.

Heracles and Other Plays

The comic vein is even stronger in the satyric'Cyclops' in which the giant's inebriation and subsequent violence are treated as humorous. Together, these plays demonstrate Euripides' challenge to the generic boundaries of Athenian drama.

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960930

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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Heracles/ Iphigenia Among the Taurians/ Helen/ Ion/ Cyclops: Of these plays, only 'Heracles' truly belongs in the tragic sphere with its presentation of underserved suffering and divine malignity. The other plays flirt with comedy and comic themes. Their plots are ironic and complex with deception and elusion eventually leading to reconciliation between mother and son in 'Ion', brother and sister in 'Iphigenia', and husband and wife in 'Helen'. The comic vein is even stronger in the satyric'Cyclops' in which the giant's inebriation and subsequent violence are treated as humorous. Together, these plays demonstrate Euripides' challenge to the generic boundaries of Athenian drama.

Orestes and Other Plays

OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS ORESTES AND OTHER PLAYS EURIPIDES
was born in Attica ( the country whose main ... She wrote introductions for the
Oxford World's Classics editions of Euripides ' Medea and Other Plays , Bacchae
and ...

Author: Euripides,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199552436

Category: Drama

Page: 288

View: 800

This is the fourth volume of Euripides plays in new translation. The four plays it contains, Ion, Orestes, The Phoenician Women and The Suppliant Women, explore ethical and political themes, contrasting the claims of patriotism with family loyalty, pragmatism with justice, the idea that 'might is right' with the ideal of clemency.

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

Publisher:

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

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

Category:

Page: 118

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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.

Euripides Medea

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

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521643863

Category: Drama

Page: 431

View: 188

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



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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Medea Hippolytus Heracles Bacchae

This series is designed to provide students and general readers with access to the nature of Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek culture, as well as highly readable and understandable translations of four of Euripides ...

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585105996

Category: Drama

Page: 316

View: 519

This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations remain close to the original, with extensive introductions, interpretive essays, and footnotes. This series is designed to provide students and general readers with access to the nature of Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek culture, as well as highly readable and understandable translations of four of Euripides most important plays. Focus also publishes each play as an individual volume.


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 ...

Author: Euripides

Publisher:

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Category: Greek drama

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Dramatic Suspense in Euripides and Seneca s Medea

This study is an investigation of suspense in two highly influential "Medea" plays, presents a complete re-reading of these plays, and offers a comparative study of the dramas, particularly with regard to their capacity to evoke suspense in ...

Author: Stephen Ohlander

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 160

This study is an investigation of suspense in two highly influential "Medea" plays, presents a complete re-reading of these plays, and offers a comparative study of the dramas, particularly with regard to their capacity to evoke suspense in the authors' audience. The principal focus, however, is Euripides' "-Medea-" in which the playwright manipulates audience reaction by his original handling of the source material - in all probability his audience would have expected the Korinthians to kill her children, or, at most, were unsure who would do it or why."