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Mήδεια Read & download Ñ 109 È [Download] ➸ Mήδεια ➽ Euripides – Gwairsoft.co.uk First performed in Athens 431 BC this classic play is one of the most searingly intense of all Greek tragedies The play is set in Corinth some time after Jason's uest for the Golden Fleece where he me First performed in Athens BC this cFirst performed in Athens BC this classic play is one of the most searingly intense of all Greek tragedies The play is set in Corinth some. Medea with her suffering her hatred her cruelty has been present this week in my life Her myth living in various guises of representation And all engaged me in various degrees and manner It all started on Monday when touring the Thyssen Musem in the search of paintings which had to do with the idea of ‘Travel” I stopped to admire this painting The Argonauts Leaving Colchis by Ercole de Roberti ca 1480 This depicts the earlier part of the Myth – the adventure in Colchis The Voyage of Argo The Argonautica As the lovely Medea in read is already in the Argos this represents the return trip with Golden Fleece on board There is no hint of their dark future On Tuesday I watched Pasolini’s classic from 1969with the magnificent Maria Callas impersonating Medea Pasolini’s account gives us the full myth from the youth of Jason under the care of the Centaur until the final gruesome deed perpetrated by Medea What enraptured me of this film was Pasolini’s ability to portray an ominous barbaric kingdom Sinister in all its splendour For splendorous the filming certainly is Just to admire his choice of locations is it worth watching this film These are Göreme in Capadocia with those haunting caves and extended yellow land; the imposing and Aleppo fortress which we may very well lose as Syria is now under the control of other dark forces; and parts of the delicate Camposanto in Pisa BeautifulThe only time Callas agreed to act without singing was for this Medea She and her director succeed in giving us a cold hearted Medea possessed by her hatred and full of feelings of revenge but who is in control of hers and other’s destiny DishearteningThen I finally landed in and read a text the major literary source Euripides play The tragedy begins at the end This is Medea’s revenge There were two aspects that drew my attention most in Euripides One was his pride in the Greek civilization for he justifies Medea’s barbarity as precisely that the act of a barbarian Impossibly expected from a GreekAnd second his lines on the plight of women Medea’s lmost out of a feminist pamphlet but this is Euripides’ stylus Of all things with life and understandingWe women are the most unfortunateFirst we need a husband someone we getFor an excessive price He then becomesThe ruler of our bodies This misfortuneAdds still troubles to the grief we haveThen comes the crucial struggle this husbandWe’ve selected is he good or badFor a divorce loses women all respectYet we can’t refuse to take a husbandThen when she goes into her husband’s homeWith its new rules and different customsShe needs a prophet’s skill to sort out the manWhose bed she shares My latest Medea was last night when I attended a performance of Seneca’s version Medea This play focuses on Medea’s abilities as a magician and zeroes in sharply into her hatred and rage than does Euripides The uality of the performance wavered between some less convincing passages and some truly brilliant ones I withheld my interest when hysteria took over the tragic but there was an unforgettable representation of magical rites If the play had begun with an astonishing enactment of the beginning of the Universe the ancient Greek Big Bang when out of the amorphous chaos a series of deities emerged the stage later offered Medea in her rage engaged in a metamorphosis through which she conjured up her powers A frenzy of mud and voices of dislocated movements and terrorizing tremors build up to a climatic trance and Medea becoming one with the goddess Earth adjured the destruction of the Kingdom of CorinthTo my astonishment I found myself gradually slouching in my chair pulled down by my daze and holding my breath—clearly I could not resist being dragged by the intoxicating tranceUnforgettable There is at least one Medea waiting for my attentionChrista Wolfs Medea for when I have recovered

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O marry Glauce the daughter of Creon king of Corinth The nurse overhearing Medea's grief fears what she might do to herself or her childre. “Gods often contradictour fondest expectationsWhat we anticipatedoes not come to passWhat we don't expectsome god finds a way to make it happenSo with this story”

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MήδειαTime after Jason's uest for the Golden Fleece where he met Medea The play begins with Medea in a blind rage towards Jason for arranging t. Hell hath no fury like a woman scornedAlthough this was first written by William Congreve in 1697 not the Bible the distant origins of the sentiment is frozen in human memory; but its earliest dramatic expression may have originated with Euripides I think he just gave it words; the instinct of some women to be vindictive carriers of hellish wrath is innate I have handled than a few divorces where all parties involved – both attorneys and the husband – stood in open mouthed shock and amazement of how bats crazy mad the wife could be Damn girl Let it goSome women cannot She has been wronged and God and all the angels are going to know about it In Medea’s defense Jason had it coming Euripides has created an archetype a template upon which over twenty centuries of artists have contributed and added variation But the origin is forged in a woman’s soul and God help you if you get sideways of this capability for vengeanceAs good to experience now and as relevant as it was centuries ago