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Medea by Liz Lochhead after Euripides Medea
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Euripides
Adapted by: Liz Lochhead
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 80
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 1854596020
ISBN-13: 9781854596024

About the Book:

Euripides' classic Medea about the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.

Winner of the Saltire Society's award for Scottish Book of the Year.

What people say:
"This outstanding work should firmly establish the Glasgow playwright as Scotland's greatest living dramatist… the finest piece I have seen on the Scottish stage this year." — Scotland on Sunday
"Liz Lochhead's stunning new version of Medea is the kind of interpretation — brave, visionary, risky — that blows a well-known text apart and reassembles it in a completely new light… ancient but new, cosmic yet agonisingly familiar." — The Scotsman
"Some of the most exciting recent work on Greek drama in the English language." — Sunday Times

About the Author:

Liz Lochhead Is a Scottish poet, playwright, performer and broadcaster. Her stage plays include Thebans, Quelques Fleurs, Good Things, the enormously popular Perfect Days.

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. This new approach led him to pioneer developments that later writers adapted to comedy, some of which are characteristic of romance.