By David Stuttard
Euripides' Medea is without doubt one of the in general 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 truly is strange between Greek dramas for its acute portrayal of woman psychology. Medea can look immediately undying and strikingly sleek. but, the play is particularly a lot a made of the political and social global of 5th century Athens and an knowing of its unique context, in addition to a attention of the responses of later a while, is important to appreciating this paintings and its legacy. This number of essays through top teachers addresses those matters, exploring key subject matters resembling revenge, personality, mythology, the top of the play, the refrain and Medea's position as a witch. different essays examine the play's context, non secular connotations, stagecraft and reception. The essays are observed via David Stuttard's English translation of the play, that is performer-friendly, obtainable but exact and heavily devoted to the unique.