"Medea": Prologue (10:24)
The "Olivia Sutherland Medea" is directed by James Thomas and brings to stage Peter Arnott's line-by-line translation of Euripides' masterpiece. The staging brings to life the rarely experienced complexity and poetic impact of the original text and includes the romantic scenes with Aegis, all the poetic choral odes, and the triumphant ending. In this opening segment, Nurse laments the arrival of the Argo. Medea bitterly grieves the loss of Jason's love. Pedagogue reveals plans to banish Medea. Nurse warns the children to stay away when their mother is angry. The Chorus questions Nurse.
"Medea": Episode I (12:29)
Medea exits the house and launches into a monologue about societal norms. Creon appears and banishes Medea and her children; he allows a one-day reprieve. Medea vows to kill her enemies.
"Medea": Episode II (12:50)
The Chorus summarizes Medea's situation. Jason chastises Medea and claims he could never bear her malice; Medea reproaches his behavior. Jason tells Medea she would profit from letting go of her anger, but she refuses his help.
"Medea": Episode III (13:43)
Aigeus encounters Medea and tells her of his visit with the Oracle of Delphi. Medea tells him about Jason and her banishment. Aigeus offers her protection if she can get to his land. Medea tells the Chorus of her murderous plans.
"Medea": Episode IV (07:43)
Medea laments her behavior and asks Jason for forgiveness; he approves of her changed behavior. Medea begs Jason to take their children while she is in exile and offers gifts to his new wife Glauce; the diadem is poisoned.
"Medea": Episode V (15:45)
Pedagogue tells Medea that her children will not be exiled; she considers renouncing plans to kill them. A messenger arrives and describes the deaths of Glauce and Creon. The Chorus asks Zeus to prevent the children's deaths, but Medea persists.
"Medea": Exodos (08:44)
Jason arrives, looking for his children and learns they are dead. Medea appears on the rooftop in a chariot. Jason laments their relationship and loss of his children; he asks the gods for justice.
Credits: Medea by Euripides (00:43)
Credits: Medea by Euripides
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