Medea and Other Plays

Medea and Other Plays

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Medea , in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering figure who demonstrates Euripides' unusual willingness to give voice to a woman's case. Alcestis , a tragicomedy, is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and The Children of Heracles examines conflict between might and right, while Hippolytus deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming awesome figures of Greek myths into recognizable, fallible human beings. John Davie's accessible prose translation is accompanied by a general introduction and individual prefaces to each play.
Publisher: London : Penguin, [2003], c1996
ISBN: 9780140449297
0140449299
Branch Call Number: 882.01 Eurip
Characteristics: xlvii, 206 p. --
Additional Contributors: Davie, John N.

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