June 16, 2016

A Quick Look at Medea and Phaedra on Stage: Mothers, Mental Illness, and Tragedy

From the Guardian: a look at Medea, Phaedra, and stories of love, mental illness, loss, and tragedy.

Below, a selected bibliography:

On Medea

Fraden, Rena, Imagining Medea: Rhodessa Jones and Theater for Incarcerated Women (University of North Carolina Press, 2001).

Just, Roger, Women in Athenian Law and Life, (Routledge, 1989).

Kubiak, Anthony, Stages of Terror: Terrorism, Ideology, and Coercion as Theatre History (Indiana University Press, 1991).

Medea: Essays on Medea in Myth, Philosophy, Literature, and Art (James J. Clauss and Sarah Iles Johnston, eds.; Princeton University Press, 1997).

On Phaedra

Constable, Marianne, "Our Word Is Our Bond," in Speech and Silence in American Law 18 (Austin Sarat, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2010).

McCabe, Richard A.,  Incest, Drama, and Nature's Law, 1550-1700 (Cambridge University Press, 1993).

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