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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 and horrific of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering and powerful 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 the conflict between might and right, while Hippolytus deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming the awesome figures of Greek mythology into recognizable, fallible human beings.

Product code: 9780140441291

ISBN 9780140441291
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS12
No. Of Pages 208
Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
Features four tragedies, all of which focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt and hatred.