Medea in performance 1500-2000

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Legenda, 2000 - Drama - 304 pages
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The extensive performance history of Euripides' Medea since the Renaissance underscores its lasting social and political relevance. Here, papers drawn from an interdisciplinary colloquium hosted at Somerville College by the University of Oxford's Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama in August 1998 are augmented by additional essays from specialists. The contributors to this important volume include Ian Christie, David Gowne, Edith Hall, Fiona Macintosh, Platon Mavromoustakos, Marianne McDonald, Diane Purkiss, Margaret Reynolds, Mae Smethurst, Eva Stehlikova, Oliver Taplin, and Olga Taxidou. (Legenda 2000)

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Contents

The Performer in Performance I
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Medea in the English Renaissance
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Medea on the EighteenthCentury London Stage
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Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Edith Hall is Research Professor, Royal Holloway University of London.

Oliver Taplin is Professor of Classics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is a specialist on the interpretation of Greek drama through performance in both ancient and modern times. His books include Greek Tragedy in Action, Homeric Soundings and
Comic Angels, a ground-breaking study of Greek comedy and vase-painting.

Edith Hall is Leverhulme Professor of Greek Cultural History at the University of Durham and Co-Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford. Fiona Macintosh is Senior Research Fellow at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of
Oxford. Amanda Wrigley is Researcher at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford.