Euripides – MEDEA (431 BCE)

Only one thing is certain, in his protagonistes of Medea, Euripides has gifted scholars and contemporary theatre companies alike with a puzzle the equal of any riddle in Ancient Greek mythology.

For this episode featuring one of the great Attic dramas of the Golden Era, Helen is joined by Denise Varney, Professor of Theatre Studies in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Join them as they grapple with Medea's legacy: the equation of an arguably violently constructed and murderous female protagonist, and the excess of the filicidal mother.