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An Exploration of Femininity in William Shakespeare's Macbeth and Euripides' Medea

In Medea and Macbeth, both Euripides and William Shakespeare present central female characters in ways that defied the social conventions of their respective eras, influencing different audiences – ancient, Jacobean and modern alike – to consider universal themes such as the feminine within the context of more traditional, patriarchal societies, and indeed our own. 3,387 more words

History

Wine, Women and Song

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Almeida Theatre, London, Saturday 22nd March, 2015

 

This new version of Euripides’s tragedy by Anne Carson has more laughs than you might expect. Observations about wine and women being a bad mix, for example, bring bathos to high drama and round out the humanity of the characters – this we can relate to if not their extraordinary circumstances. 586 more words

Theatre Review

Medea and the Disruption of Athenian Ideals, Part VII: Honor and Erotic Passion

Time for more about Euripides’ Medea! Last time, we saw that Medea is a woman of extremes, but what drives her to such extremes in the first place? 380 more words

Ancient Literature

Οι αρχαίες ελληνικές τραγωδίες στο διαδίκτυο

 Τα έργα των τριών Μεγάλων Τραγικών Ποιητών

Οι αρχαίες ελληνικές τραγωδίες στο διαδίκτυο

(πλήρες κείμενο, πρωτότυπο, νέα ελληνική και αγγλική γλώσσα)

με ένα απλό κλικ

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Love makes the time pass, time makes love pass. - Euripides

Love and Time. Two things that can’t exist without each other. We couldn’t have felt love without time and times would have been painful without love. 278 more words

Photography

Archiving the Cambridge Greek Play

The Cambridge Greek Play desperately needs a new website. Very soon, I’m pleased to say this website will become a reality, and I will certainly be plugging it and providing links when it launches. 1,222 more words

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