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Medea, Paperback / softback Book

Medea Paperback / softback

Edited by Marianne McDonald, J. Michael (University of Hull) Walton

Part of the Student Editions series


A student edition of this challenging and popular tragedy with notes and commentary.

The most controversial of the Greek tragedians, Euripedes is also the most modern in his sympathies, a dramatist who handles the complex emotions of his characters with extraordinary depth and insight.

Wronged and discarded by her husband, Medea gradually reveals her revenge in its increasing horror, while the audience is led to understand the incomprehensible; a woman who murders her own children.

Since its first production (431 BC), the play has exerted an irresistible attraction for actors and directors alike.

Translated by J.Michael Walton.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780413770301

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