In Richard Glover’s Medea the protagonist kills her children in a fit of temporary insanity. Critics have always interpreted such innovation as the only possible way to represent a child-murdering mother on the British stage, but in fact it produces a series of effects which end in utterly distancing from the traditional myth. This essay examines the madness scenes in Glover’s tragedy and attempts at identifying the possible source of this innovation in the alternative paradigm of Herakles.

La Medea folle di Richard Glover

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In Richard Glover’s Medea the protagonist kills her children in a fit of temporary insanity. Critics have always interpreted such innovation as the only possible way to represent a child-murdering mother on the British stage, but in fact it produces a series of effects which end in utterly distancing from the traditional myth. This essay examines the madness scenes in Glover’s tragedy and attempts at identifying the possible source of this innovation in the alternative paradigm of Herakles.
ROSSI LINGUANTI, Elena
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