Paper presented at the conference “Tragic Heroines on Ancient and Modern Stage”
Centro de Estudos Clássicos e Humanísticos, member of the Network Performance of the Ancient Greek Drama, Faculdade de Letras – Universidade de Coimbra (30-31 January 2009)
Medea’s sacrifice and the unsatisfied director:
Euripides’ Medea by Anatoli Vassiliev
This paper aims to discuss Euripides’ Medea directed by Anatoli Vassiliev and performed in Greece in August 2008. His stage direction dealt with Greek tragedy through the perspective of modernity. The director challenged established ways of representing Ancient Greek Drama and the production was considered controversial.
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