Medea

Cast: 3f 4m

Staging: Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781408183915Publication Date:
25 Oct 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99
First Staged:
Headlong UK tour, 2012

Medea (Headlong version)

By Euripides Adapted by Mike Bartlett

Paperback £10.99

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.

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

Cast: 3f 4m

Staging:Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781408183915Publication Date:
25 Oct 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99

Also by Euripides:

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

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Also by Mike Bartlett:

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

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