Medea and Other Plays

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920564

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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That proud, impassioned soul, so ungovernable now that she has felt the sting of injustice’ ‘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. John Davie’s accessible prose translation is accompanied by a general introduction and individual prefaces to each play. Previously published as Alcestis and Other Plays

Medea and Other Plays

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141906324

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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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.

Medea

Hippolytus ; Electra ; Helen

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198149668

Category: Drama

Page: 218

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In this new translation of the most profound tragedies of Euripides, one of the trio of the supreme Greek tragedians of the fifth century BC, James Morwood brings harshly to life the pressure of the intolerable circumstances under which Euripides places his characters. His dark and cheerlessworld, one where the gods prove malevolent, importent, or simply absent, reveals men, to use his own words, `as they are'. His clear-eyed yet sympathetic analysis of characters such as Medea, Hippolytus and Phaedra, and Electra and Clytemnestra - and the supremacy of women is not accidental - isconducted with extraordinary psychological insight through the fearful symmetry of his plot construction. Medea, Hippolytus, and Electra give dramatic articulacy to their creator's howl of protest against the world in which we still live today. His Helen shows him working in a different vein. Thethemes remain deeply serious; the analysis is still proving and acute. Yet the happy ending, however equivocal, typifies a humour and warmth of spirit that offer, like Shakespeare's last plays, a fragile but genuine hope of redemption. There is a substantial general introduction and selectbibliography by Edith Hall, and full explanatory notes accompany the translation.

The Complete Euripides

Volume V: Medea and Other Plays

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199830923

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. This volume collects Euipides' Alcestis (translated by William Arrowsmith), a subtle drama about Alcestis and her husband Admetos, which is the oldest surviving work by the dramatist; Medea (Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer), a moving vengeance story and an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to female characters; Helen (Peter Burian), a genre breaking play based on the myth of Helen in Egypt; and Cyclops (Heather McHugh and David Konstan), a highly lyrical drama based on a celebrated episode from the Odyssey. This volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.

Medea

Author: Euripides

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843023964

Category: Drama

Page: 52

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Euripides: Medea Aufführung 431 v. Chr. in Athen. Hier nach der Übers. von J.A. Hartung in: Griechische Tragiker, hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, München (Winkler) 1958. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Griechische Tragiker: Aischylos, Sophokles, Euripides. Hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, übers. v. J. G. Droysen (Aischylos), K. W. F. Solger (Sophokles), J. A. Hartung (Euripides), München: Winkler, 1958. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Euripides. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Complete Euripides Volume V

Medea and Other Plays

Author: Euripides,,Peter Burian,Alan Shapiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195388704

Category: Drama

Page: 483

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This volume collects for the first time four plays of Euripides in the acclaimed Greek Tragedy in New Translations series, each previously published individually: Alcestis, Medea, Helen, and Cyclops.

Heracles

Author: Euripides,Philip Vellacott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140441298

Category: Drama

Page: 204

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Translated by John Davie with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford.

Outline

Roman

Author: Rachel Cusk

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351874433X

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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Eine Schriftstellerin reist im Hochsommer nach Athen, um dort einen Schreibkurs zu geben. Während ihre eigenen Verhältnisse vorerst im Dunkeln bleiben, wird sie zur Zuhörerin einer Reihe von Lebensgeschichten und -beichten. Beginnend mit dem Sitznachbarn auf dem Hinflug, seinen Schilderungen von schnellen Booten und gescheiterten Ehen, erzählen ihre Bekanntschaften von Ängsten, Begierden, Versäumnissen und Lieblingstheorien. In der erstickenden Hitze und dem Lärm der Stadt schaffen diese verschiedenen Stimmen ein komplexes Tableau menschlichen Lebens. Und dabei wird, zunächst in Umrissen, zugleich das Bild einer Frau – der Schriftstellerin – kenntlich, die zu lernen beginnt, einem einschneidenden Verlust zu begegnen. Outline ist ein so wagemutiger wie eleganter Roman über Liebe, Verlust, Erinnerung und den elementaren Drang, den anderen und sich selbst Geschichten zu erzählen.

Heracles and Other Plays

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960930

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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Heracles/ Iphigenia Among the Taurians/ Helen/ Ion/ Cyclops: Of these plays, only 'Heracles' truly belongs in the tragic sphere with its presentation of underserved suffering and divine malignity. The other plays flirt with comedy and comic themes. Their plots are ironic and complex with deception and elusion eventually leading to reconciliation between mother and son in 'Ion', brother and sister in 'Iphigenia', and husband and wife in 'Helen'. The comic vein is even stronger in the satyric'Cyclops' in which the giant's inebriation and subsequent violence are treated as humorous. Together, these plays demonstrate Euripides' challenge to the generic boundaries of Athenian drama.

Medea

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843078726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 52

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Medea Entstanden um 56 n. Chr. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung von Wenzel Alois Swoboda. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Charles André van Loo, Miss Clairon in Medea, 1760. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Töchter der Sonne

Betrachtungen über griechische Gottheiten

Author: Karl Kerényi

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 360810660X

Category: Religion

Page: 179

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Zauberische dunkle Frauen wie Kirke, Medea und Nemesis auf der einen Seite. Lichtgestalten wie Aphrodite und Hera auf der anderen: Es ist nicht Zeus, zeigt der Mythologe Karl Kerényi, entlang dessen Achse sich das Weltbild der Griechen aufspannt - es sind Helios und Hades. Paradoxien von Tod und Leben, Nacht und Tag, Gut und Böse: Kerényis einfühlsame Prosa folgt den mythischen Frauen durch ein Labyrinth kultureller Bezüge. Ein aufregendes Buch über die Frauenfiguren Griechenlands, die verborgene Logik ihrer Taten, die strenge und doch zauberische Systematik des mythischen Denkens.

Medea

Author: Eurípides,Alan Elliott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 165

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Looking at Medea

Essays and a translation of EuripidesÂ? tragedy

Author: David Stuttard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472533992

Category: History

Page: 288

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Euripides' Medea is one of the most often read, studied and performed of all Greek tragedies. A searingly cruel story of a woman's brutal revenge on a husband who has rejected her for a younger and richer bride, it is unusual among Greek dramas for its acute portrayal of female psychology. Medea can appear at once timeless and strikingly modern. Yet, the play is very much a product of the political and social world of fifth century Athens and an understanding of its original context, as well as a consideration of the responses of later ages, is crucial to appreciating this work and its legacy. This collection of essays by leading academics addresses these issues, exploring key themes such as revenge, character, mythology, the end of the play, the chorus and Medea's role as a witch. Other essays look at the play's context, religious connotations, stagecraft and reception. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's English translation of the play, which is performer-friendly, accessible yet accurate and closely faithful to the original.