Thursday, September 29, 2011

On Teaching Euripides' Medea

I found this article by the same guy who wrote On Teaching Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and I thought its was pretty interesting. I just read bits and pieces but I think a lot of what he has to say is pretty accurate. I really like how he shows the various aspects of Medea's character and at the end he says that Medea really is the ultimate performer putting on which ever persona she needs to gather sympathy (Jason and Aigeus) or empathy (the women of the chorus) from the people she is conversing with. Medea truly was clever.

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