School-Time Performance: Medea

October 10, 2002

Production Language English
Country of Origin Ireland
Description A Generation BAM Performance for High School Students. 10th - 12th grades. Medea, Euripedes' classic Greek tragedy of a woman scorned, is brought into contemporary focus in this striikng new production directed by Deborah Warner and starring Fiona Shaw. When Medea's husband Jason abandons her for a more advantageous political marriage, she is distraught and punishes him in the most horrendous way she can imagine -- by killing their children. This production seamlessly introduces modern language and gesture, updating but never losing the essence of the classic work. This is a Medea that speaks to modern young audiences.
Identifier 2002f.01041
Season Fall 2002
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
costume designerJacqueline Durran
lighting designerPeter Mumford
set designer/decorTom Pye
sound designerDavid Meschter
translator/interpretorKenneth McLeish, Frederic Raphael