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Medea and other plays

By: Euripides Vellacott, Philip(Translated by)

Part of the Penguin classics series
0140441298 / 9780140441291
Paperback
05/08/2004
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United Kingdom
20 cm 208 p.
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Contents: Medea - Hecabe - Electra - Heracles.

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.

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