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Medea
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781408183915Publication Date:
25 Oct 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99
First Staged:
Headlong UK tour, 2012

Medea (Headlong version)

By Euripides Adapted by Mike Bartlett

Paperback £11.99

A bold new version of the classic tragedy by one of Britain's hottest playwrights.

Her husband's gone and her future isn't bright. Imprisoned in her marital home, Medea can't work, can't sleep and increasingly can't cope. While her child plays, she plots her revenge.

This startlingly modern version of Euripides' classic tragedy by Mike Bartlett explores the private fury bubbling under public behaviour and how in today's world a mother, fuelled by anger at her husband's infidelity, might be driven to commit the worst possible crime.

Medea was premiered at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, in October 2012 at the start of a UK tour by Headlong, directed by Mike Bartlett.

This edition is published by Methuen Drama, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Medea is also available in the volume Mike Bartlett Plays: Two.

Press Quotes

'Brilliantly observed and often bitterly funny... a savage play for today, superbly well done'

Mail on Sunday

'[A] gripping, gruelling play'

Sunday Express

'Shocking and funny... there are an unexpected number of laughs'

Guardian

'Rage and fear seep through Mike Bartlett's domesticated updating of Euripides'

The Stage

'Smart and lightly done'

Independent
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781408183915Publication Date:
25 Oct 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99

Also by Euripides:

Women of Troy
Andromache
Electra
Medea
Orestes: Blood and Light
Bacchae
Hecuba
Medea
Greek Tragedy: Three Plays
Medea
Medea

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Also by Mike Bartlett:

An Intervention
Snowflake
Doctor Foster: The Scripts
Wild
Decade
Bull
Cock
Mrs Delgado
Scandaltown
Earthquakes in London
The 47th
Game
Vassa
My Child
Contractions
Love, Love, Love
Albion
Not Talking
13
Artefacts
Phoenix
King Charles III
Mike Bartlett Plays: Two

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