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Translated by Ben Power

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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.

Critic Reviews

You leave feeling both appalled and strangely elated - the sure sign that a tragedy has hit its mark.

Daily Telegraph
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A tragic force to be reckoned with.

Critic Reviews

An exciting, fashionable production. Ben Power's adaptation is admirably clear. Immediacy and cleverness abound.

Daily Mail
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Love and vengeance with a modern twist.

The Times

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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