Playwrights: 'Medea' by Euripides

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Greenwich Library
Meeting Room

Event Details

Medea by Euripides:
Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the "barbarian" kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason; she finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Medea takes vengeance on Jason by killing Jason's new wife as well as her own children, after which she escapes to Athens to start a new life.

Future Lectures with Mark Schenker:
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (April 11): Click Here
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (May 10): Click Here

About Mark Schenker:
Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990.  He is currently a senior associate dean of the College and dean of academic affairs.  A former lecturer in the English Department, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a concentration in 19th-century and early 20th-century English literature. Dean Schenker has for over 25 years lectured on literature and film and has led book discussion series in more than 100 venues in Connecticut, including public libraries, museums, and cultural centers. For the past decade, he has given programs on Shakespeare’s plays in conjunction with Shakespeare on the Sound.

Event Type(s): Lecture, Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adults
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