Medea and other plays / Euripides ; translated by John Davie ; introduction and notes by Richard Rutherford.
Contributor(s): Rutherford, R. B | Davie, John N.Material type: BookSeries: Penguin classics. Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin Books, 2003Edition: [Rev. ed.].Description: xlvii, 206 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780140449297.Uniform titles: Alcestis and other plays Subject(s): Euripides -- Translations into English | Heracles (Greek mythology) -- Family -- Drama | Hippolytus (Greek mythology) -- Drama | Alcestis (Greek mythology) -- Drama | Medea (Greek mythology) -- DramaDDC classification: 882.01
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Previously published as: Alcestis and other plays.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -197)
Alcestis -- Medea -- The children of Heracles -- Hippolytus.
Medea, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering 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 conflict between might and right, while Hippolytus deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming awesome figures of Greek myths into recognizable, fallible human beings.