The Department of Classics
Reading and Book-signing for Euripides' Medea: A New Translation
August 29, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Schuler Books & Music (Alpine)
More Information: http://www.schulerbooks.com/ev...
Reading/Performance and Book-signing with Diane Rayor and Karen Libman (and supporting cast) for Euripides’ Medea: A New Translation
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.
Euripides' Medea: A New Translation
By Euripides, Diane Rayor
Cambridge University Press, 2013
Schuler Books & Music
3165 Alpine Ave NW
Walker, Michigan 49544