Latest Medea Stories

2013-11-25 23:22:12

Shmoop counts down the 10 most ungrateful literary characters who are persona non grata for this year’s Thanksgiving feast. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Thanksgiving is a time to put aside all of your familial angst in the name of deliciousness, but after a hard day in the kitchen, Shmoop isn’t about to share with anyone who can’t spare a compliment to the chef. Since Shmoop prefers its dinners to be low-drama and its guests thankful, here is Shmoop’s list of literary characters who...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

Fresh from their triumph over the less than inspiring material they worked with last April, in Russian author Mayakovsky's The Bedbug, the Young Company travels south to Greece for an ancient tragedy. This company, very much at the forefront of the country's youth theatre groups, boldly tackles the widest range of drama, and even their less successful productions, reassuringly few in number, display imagination and the commitment to ensemble work which has always been one of their strong...

2008-07-31 09:00:42

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 31--Reading Community Players will stage "BASH," a series of short one-act plays by Neil LaBute, this weekend and next at the group's playhouse at 403 N. 11th St. Hailed as a brilliant dramatic satirist, LaBute won the New York Film Critics award for best first feature and the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival for 1997's "In the Company of Men." "BASH" opened off-Broadway in 2000 with a cast that included Calista Flockhart, Paul Rudd and Ron...

2008-07-29 09:00:51

Interview: Ancient Greek tragedy "Medea 2" to be shown in Beijing by Liang Yeqian ATHENS, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Dirmitris Papaioannou, director of the 2004 Athens Olympics opening ceremony, is to bring his adapted version of ancient Greek tragedy Medea to Beijing early August. Papaioannou told Xinhua in an exclusive interview in Athens that most of the techniques adopted by the Athens Olympics opening ceremony were first tried out in the performance of Medea in 1993. Papaioannou...

2008-07-15 09:00:56

By Sally McGrane Ahush fell in the red room, the largest performing space in the former barn here that the experimental Odin Teatret has called home since 1966. The theater's founder and director, Eugenio Barba, welcomed the 32 members of the Gambuh Desa Batuan Ensemble, who had just arrived from Bali and were sitting on the floor in sarongs. They were to play the roles of Medea and her kinsmen in "The Marriage of Medea," a new production presented last month by the Odin in a town festival....

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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