Medea
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781839041150Publication Date:
18 Aug 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781788506151Publication Date:
18 Aug 2022
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First Staged:
National Theatre of Scotland at Edinburgh International Festival, 2022

Medea (National Theatre of Scotland version)

By Euripides Adapted by Liz Lochhead

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On Stage at:
Edinburgh International Festival
From Wed 10 Aug 2022 to Sun 28 Aug 2022

Medea and Jason, clinging together as refugees in Corinth, have struggled to bring up their beloved offspring in this alien and unsympathetic society. Now Jason has a plan to better integrate himself. Unfortunately, this involves abandoning his wife, the mother of his children…

Spurned, destitute, desperate, Medea exacts her terrible retribution.

Liz Lochhead's Scots-inflected version of Euripides' classic revenge tragedy was first performed by Theatre Babel in 2000 and won the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award. It was revived by the National Theatre of Scotland as part of the 2022 Edinburgh International Festival, with Adura Onashile as Medea, directed by Michael Boyd.

'She's chucked out like an old coat that nae langer fits him…'

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'This outstanding work should firmly establish the Glasgow playwright as Scotland's greatest living dramatist... the finest piece I have seen on the Scottish stage this year'

Scotland on Sunday

'Liz Lochhead's stunning new version of Medea is the kind of interpretation – brave, visionary, risky – that blows a well-known text apart and reassembles it in a completely new light... ancient but new, cosmic yet agonisingly familiar'

Scotsman

'Some of the most exciting recent work on Greek drama in the English language'

Sunday Times
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781839041150Publication Date:
18 Aug 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781788506151Publication Date:
18 Aug 2022
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
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Also by Euripides:

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

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Also by Liz Lochhead:

Miseryguts
Liz Lochhead: Five Plays
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Thebans
Tartuffe
Medea
Perfect Days
Thon Man Molière
Quelques Fleurs
Miseryguts & Tartuffe
Dracula
Educating Agnes
Good Things
Cuba
Blood and Ice

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