Medea, Magic, and Modernity in France: Stages and Histories, 1553-1797
This work is about Medea, a mother who killed her children, and it seeks to explain the obsession with her story. Amy Wygant asks what an audience would have seen in Medea's magic, her witchcraft, and her murderous rage. How can it be explained that we have returned to her again and again?
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