Medea

Paperback | August 29, 2000

byEuripidesTranslated byNicholas Rudall

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Medea, whose magical powers helped Jason and the Argonauts take the Golden Fleece, remains one the strongest female characters ever to appear on stage. In the play she kills her own children-a desperate and powerful act. Nicholas Rudall's deft translation for contemporary audiences provides new insight into this classic story.

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Medea, whose magical powers helped Jason and the Argonauts take the Golden Fleece, remains one the strongest female characters ever to appear on stage. In the play she kills her own children-a desperate and powerful act. Nicholas Rudall's deft translation for contemporary audiences provides new insight into this classic story.

The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.52 × 5.67 × 0.21 inPublished:August 29, 2000Publisher:Ivan R. DeeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1566633214

ISBN - 13:9781566633215

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Rudall's text...admirably recasts Euripides' play in modern American English.... Rudall avoids all the annoying, dusty Victorianisms of 19th century translators.