n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Medea the feminist

Volume 45, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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This paper considers the phenomenon of a mythical figure, chiefly known as the murderess of her own children, becoming an icon of feminism. Euripides' is the origin of Medea's impact through the ages. Thus the seeds of Medea as feminist are sought in the Greek tragedy. Subsequently, later depictions of Medea are examined to see in what respects they may be regarded as feminist. The works considered are those of Albee, Harrison, Cardinal, Kennelly, Crossland, Wolf, Lochhead, Labute, Nick, and Wakoski.

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