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Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering and powerful figure who demonstrates Euripides' unusual willingness to give voice to a woman's case. These plays show Euripides transforming the awesome figures of Greek mythology into recognizable, fallible human beings.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Four plays which exemplify his interest in flawed, characters who defy the expectations of Greek society The four tragedies collected in this volume all focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt and hatred. The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides made his characters speak in human terms and face the consequences of their actions.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Four plays which exemplify his interest in flawed, characters who defy the expectations of Greek society The four tragedies collected in this volume all focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt and hatred.
The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides made his characters speak in human terms and face the consequences of their actions. In Medea, a woman rejected by her lover takes hideous revenge by murdering the children they both love, and Hecabe depicts the former queen of Troy, driven mad by the prospect of her daughter's sacrifice to Achilles.
Electra portrays a young woman planning to avenge the brutal death of her father at the hands of her mother, while in Heracles the hero seeks vengeance against the evil king who has caused bloodshed in his family. Philip Vellacott's lucid translation is accompanied by an introduction, which discusses the literary background of Classical Athens and examines the distinction between instinctive and civilized behaviour.
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He was not a popular figure, and at some point and for a reason unknown he went into voluntary exile at the court of Archelaus, King of Macedon.
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Write a product review. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from India. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Well the plays are really very good, many of the complex moral cum social issues have been discussed in the plays. The plays are in prose, and not in poetry, therefore it is very easy to understand, although at some places I believe the language of Euripides has been compromised, overall translation is ok.
The plays tell a lot about Greek history and they perception of different acts of humans'. Excellent Product Quality and Prompt Delivery. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. This Review is for Medea only. This was my first Greek Tragedy as I continue my journey through classic literature. I expected a play that would be hard to understand but I was pleasantly surprised.
I picked the penguin edition because it has other plays in too and the translation was easy to read. The author Euripides was born in BC and he was from Athens. I read a play that is years old. Medea is a scorned woman. Her lover and father of her two children Jason has married a princess and left them.
Medea is furious and the play is about her revenge. It's shocking stuff. She doesn't hold back. Medea is ripped apart by Jason's betrayal and cannot let it go without punishment.
It's gripping right from the beginning and the action never faltered. Those that have experienced cheating partners will understand the devastation. However a sensible person would not go to the great lengths Medea goes to for revenge. Moving forward to a happy place is far better than reeking havoc and revenge. It's a quick play. I read it in an hour and really enjoyed it. I will delve deeper into Greek Tragedy now.
This is a fine collection of some of the most recognisable classic literature. The presentation in the book is good and easy to follow, and the plays themselves are extraordinary, touching on timeless human themes, the ideas in these plays have been recycled countless times through the ages in our culture. I would thoroughly recommend this book to all literature lovers.
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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. Medea is a towering figure who demonstrates Euripides' unusual willingness to give voice to a woman's case. Alcestis 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. A statement in Herodotus gives grounds for thinking that he was a slave. He has published widely on many aspects of Greek literature, especially tragedy. He is in great demand as a lecturer all over the world, and is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television on classical matters.
If there's any justice, I want them - both of them - in a car crash. Her husband's gone and her future isn't bright. Imprisoned in her marital home, Medea can't work, can't sleep and increasingly can't cope. While her child plays, she plots her revenge. This startlingly modern version of Euripides' classic tragedy explores the private fury bubbling under public behaviour and how in today's world a mother, fuelled by anger at her husband's infidelity, might be driven to commit the worst possible crime. The production is written and directed by one of the UK's most exciting and in-demand writers, Mike Bartlett, who has received critical acclaim for his plays including Earthquakes in London ; Cock Olivier Award , a new stage version of Chariots of Fire , and Love Love Love. This programme text coincides with a run at the Headlong Theatre in London from the 27th of September to the 1st of December
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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. Medea is a towering figure who demonstrates Euripides' unusual willingness to give voice to a woman's case. Alcestis 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.
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The plot centers on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the " kingdom of Colchis , and the wife of Jason; she finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Medea takes vengeance on Jason by murdering Jason's new wife as well as her own children two sons , after which she escapes to Athens to start a new life. Euripides ' play has been explored and interpreted by playwrights across the centuries and the world in a variety of ways, offering political, psychoanalytical, feminist, among many other original readings of Medea , Jason and the core themes of the play. Medea , with three others, [a] earned Euripides third prize in the City Dionysia.
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MEDEA. AND OTHER. PLAYS. MEDEA· HECABE • ELECTRA· HERACLES. Translated with an Introductlon by. PHILIP VBLLACOTT. PENGUIN BOOKS.
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Euripides 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 of virtue or vice. This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift of narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, comp
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