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Metamorphoses of Medea

Date: Fri. November 14th, 2014, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm


A Baker-Nord Cosponsored Event


448_Mary_Kay_Gamel_06“Killer!” “Barbarian!” “Witch!” “Madwoman!” “Heroine!” Ever since Euripides staged his drama Medea in 431 BCE Athens — a play about marital passion, betrayal, and explosive revenge — the character of Medea has been called all these names and much more. Distinguished professor of Classics, Mary-Kay Gamel, will explore how Medea has been depicted in drama, poetry, visual art, music, and film, asking “What makes this figure so fascinating?” And how — even in our era in which graphic violence is prevalent throughout our media — the play continues to intrigue, haunt, and disturb audiences. This event is co-sponsored with the CWRU Department of Classics.










About the speakers

Mary-Kay Gamel


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