Euripides <EM>Medea</EM>: A New Translation by Diane J. RayorEuripides <EM>Medea</EM>: A New Translation by Diane J. Rayor

Euripides <EM>Medea</EM>: A New Translation

EditorDiane J. Rayor

Paperback | April 22, 2013

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Euripides' Medea comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for both academic study and stage production. Diane J. Rayor's accurate yet accessible translation reflects the play's inherent theatricality and vibrant poetry. She provides an analytical introduction and comprehensive notes. The book includes an essay by director Karen Libman. The play begins after Medea, a princess in her own land, has sacrificed everything for Jason: she helped him in his quest for the Golden Fleece, eloped with him to Greece, and bore him sons. When Jason breaks his oath to her and betrays her by marrying the king's daughter - his ticket to the throne - Medea contemplates the ultimate retribution. What happens when words deceive and those you trust most do not mean what they say? Euripides' most enduring Greek tragedy is a fascinating and disturbing story of how far a woman will go to take revenge in a man's world.
Title:Euripides <EM>Medea</EM>: A New TranslationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:April 22, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1107652219

ISBN - 13:9781107652217


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Scene list; 3. Cast of characters; 4. Medea; 5. On directing Medea by Karen Libman; 6. Notes.