Medea

Euripides
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I choose to take back my life.
My life.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Ben Power's version of Euripides' tragedy Medea premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2014.

  • About Euripides

    Euripides (c. 482-406 bc), dramatist of Ancient Greece. Eighteen of some ninety plays attributed to him have survived, among them Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Andromache, Suppliant Women, Electra,Trojan Women, Iphigenia in Tauris, Heracles, Helen, Phoenician Women, Orestes and Bacchae.

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  • Translated By: Ben Power

    Ben Power is a writer and dramaturg . From 2006-2010 he was an Associate Director of Headlong and from 2010 has been an Associate Director of the National Theatre. His plays include: A Tender Thing (RSC), Elephantom (adapted from Ross Collin's book, National Theatre, West End) Ibsen's Emperor & Galilean (Adaptation for the National Theatre), Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith), Paradise Lost (adaptation for Headlong, Northampton, Hackney Empire) and for Headlong with Rupert Goold Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong tour, West End, International Tour), and Faustus. Work for screen includes adaptations of Richard II and Henry V for BBC / NBC Universal as part of the Hollow Crown series. Richard II won the RTS Award for Best Single Drama.

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