Euripides' Medea: A New Version

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Bloodaxe, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 75 pages
"Brendan Kennelly has turned this classic tale of betrayal and vengeance into a text for our times. The sorceress Medea marries Jason after helping him and the Argonauts steal the Golden Fleece." "When Jason deserts her, she punishes her faithless husband by murdering their two sons, after killing his young bride and her father with a robe of fire. Medea carries out her bloody revenge in the name of Justice, but in the spirit of rage. The rage of many modern women, including Irishwomen, electrifies this highly charged and deeply personal play. First staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival, Kennelly's chilling new version of Euripides' great tragedy has delighted and devastated audiences in Ireland, Britain and America."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Kennelly was born in County Kerry, Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he has been Professor of Modern Literature since 1973.

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