Medea. The Oxford Greek Play 2023

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Nov 8

Medea. The Oxford Greek Play 2023

8 November 2023 - 10 November 2023

This year’s Oxford Greek play is Medea, performed 8-10 November. “What drives a mother to kill her own children? How can a victimised woman turn into a passionate and scheming avenger? These questions have gripped audiences of Euripides’ Medea for over 2000 years and will be returning to the stage once again. Performed with a new English translation alongside the original ancient-Greek, the 2023 Oxford Greek Play aims to breathe new life into the past and reveal its timeless significance. A stranger in a foreign land, deserted by her husband Jason, Medea initially finds herself in a desperate situation. Her intelligence and wrath is feared by King Creon of Corinth, who casts her into exile. But she is fatally granted one more day to stay. A proud but treacherous woman, an expert rhetorician driven by ungovernable passion, Medea enacts a deadly vengeance that shocks any who witness it. Euripides’ Medea is a classic drama that questions more than it answers, never failing to both fascinate and astound.”



8 November 2023
10 November 2023
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Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street
Oxford, OX1 2LW United Kingdom
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