Structural and thematic parallels from Classical mythology and tragedy offer suggestions as to how Daenerys’ story arc in the final season of Game of Thrones might have been saved from poor characterization and weakly supported narrative development.
Last month, I was given the opportunity to catch a fantastic performance of Stanford Repertory Theater’s “Nevertheless They Persisted: Euripides’ Hecuba/Helen.” This combined production of two Greek tragedies was adapted and directed by Rush Rehm, Stanford professor of theater and Classics and specialist in Greek tragedy.
Black Panther, a superhero film that has taken on a literary and theatrical dimension, borrows from the mythological family sagas of Classical tragedy. A comparison with the Oresteia and Seneca’s Thyestes reveals lessons about overcoming the injustices of the past.
Time for more about Euripides’ Medea! Last time, we saw that Medea is a woman of extremes, but what drives … More
It’s been awhile since I’ve put up a post about Euripides’ Medea. Previously, I wrote about how Medea counteracts the … More
Last time, we saw how Medea disrupts several of the positive qualities valued by the Athenians. Today, we will examine … More
In Euripides’ Medea, the first strophic pair of the third choral ode creates a beautiful image of Athens as a harmonious … More
Previously, we discussed how Athenian wisdom coincides with Athens’ harmonious connection with divine forces. This time, we’re going to examine … More
Last fall, I took a literature class in which I read the play Medea by Euripides in its original ancient … More
Prometheus Bound is a Greek tragedy that comes from the days of classical Athens, over 2000 years ago, yet … More