Medea

by Euripides, Diane Arnson Svarlien,

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  • 1603840451
  • 9780872209237
  • 9781603840453
  • 9781603842532

This is the Medea we have been waiting for. It offers clarity without banality, eloquence without pretension, meter without doggerel, accuracy without clumsiness. No English Medea can ever be Euripides', but this is as close as anyone has come so far, and a good deal closer than I thought anyone would ever come. Arnson Svarlien has shown herself exceedingly skillful in making Euripides sound Euripidean.--David M. Schaps, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; March 2008
  • ISBN 9781603840453
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  • Title: Medea
  • Author: Euripides; Diane Arnson Svarlien (trans.); Robin Mitchell-Boyask (other)
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603840451
  • 9780872209237
  • 9781603840453
  • 9781603842532

In The Press

Diane Arnson Svarlien's body of work means a quantum leap forward in the vibrancy and immediacy of classical verse drama. I first learned of her work when I was searching, madly, for a translation of Medea for a production I had been hired to direct. I sought out every published version. I tried to track down any unpublished ones rumored to exist. All the others were wanting; her translation was revelatory. Merely read her translation of the play, then read another. You will sense the difference. This is particularly true if you are a practitioner of theatre.--Patrick Wang, Director of Diane Arnson Svarlien's Medea in its world premiere at the Stella Adler Studio, and of the feature film In the Family,nominated for a "Best First Feature" Independent Spirit Award. Retrieved from monkeyatatypewriter.com.

About The Author

Diane Arnson Svarlien earned her PhD in Classics at The University of Texas at Austin and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Robin Mitchell-Boyask is Professor of Classics, Temple University.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603840451
  • 9780872209237
  • 9781603840453
  • 9781603842532