Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Medea

Helen McCorory as Medea
Hello,

In an attempt to prepare myself for the performance of Medea by Euripedes, I went out to read the review of the play in The Guardian.

A couple of weeks ago I went out to the National Theatre Lives website and read a bit around the play -- watched a tube video about the Medea myth and how it has evolved over the years.

The play is tomorrow night in our community (Sept 4).  I noticed that the play ends on Sept 4 in London, which must be why it is also broadcast worldwide on that date.

Rebecca usually takes her kids along.  This play could probably be classified as a cautionary tale for them.  They usually get money for answering questions.  Duncan should just get money for going to the theatre on this one.  I guess, at the very least, it is a chance to teach him about the Greek chorus and its purpose.

Arta

PS
Here is Helen McCorory on playing Medea.

And here is Director Carrie Cracknell on Medea.

Or try Michael Billinggate's review if you want an idea of what the set looks like.

One last review by Ian Shuttleworth.

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