A Level Study Guide


A Level Study Guide: Euripides' Medea

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Author  P Kenney
Publisher  Independently published
Publication Date   February 13, 2018
ISBN  1980283516
Pages  110

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A Level Study Guide: Euripides' Medea Medea is one of Euripides’ earliest surviving plays – written when the dramatist was about fifty years old. It is the story of the transformation of Medea from a seemingly oppressed victim into a vengeful Demi-Goddess. It is also the story of Jason, a hero, whose own decisions lead to disaster for him, his family and the city in which he is trying to prosper. This study guide has been written to assist the learner in understanding the play and context of Euripides’ Medea. This Study Guide has been designed to help A level students understand and analyze Euripides’ Medea in the wider context of Greek tragedy and the Athenian society in which it was produced and first performed. Euripides’ Medea is a popular text for students of Ancient Greek Civilization, but is also a popular text for students of Theatre Studies and is also of interest as a pathway text for learners undertaking additional credit courses such as the Extended Project and remains a common choice for those working towards qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate. This Study Guide will also help to lay a sound foundation for those who go on to study the Ancient World at a higher (degree) level as well as appeal to those who are interested in learning more about the Ancient World generally. Euripides’ Medea: A Study Guide includes; • An introduction to Greek tragedy and its key concepts • Analysis of Aristotle’s commentary on Greek Tragedy • Synopsis of the play • An overview of the Greek myths surrounding Medea, Jason and others • Analysis of the role and function of the chorus • Analysis of the episodes of the play and the characters

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