“What I want to do is the worst thing that I can. But is this the worst thing?“
Left without a husband, a home or a life of her own, a vengeful spirit begins to take hold. By Jove’s Medea is a modern fable of motherhood that takes a blunt knife to the connections we make between a woman’s morality and her love for her children.
Stripped back to its uncomfortable core, Euripides’ story is re-built at the Gallery on the Corner. We enter the claustrophobic home of the kind of feminine evil that terrifies us – that we feel is somehow different to human evil – and find out why violent women so disrupt our notions of social order.
COMING SEPTEMBER 2017 @ the Gallery on the Corner, Tooting.
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EXPLORING MEDEA AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY
In May, we had the opportunity to work with students in the Department of Drama, Theatre, and Dance at Royal Holloway, University of London on Wendy Haines’ new text for Medea. This essential stage of research and development for the project was kindly facilitated and funded by the department. Over four days, students worked with company members to analyse and explore Haines’ first draft text, culminating in a staged reading for staff, students, and representatives from the theatre industry. You’ll be able to read about the process in an upcoming edition of SPARAGMOS, By Jove’s online journal accompanying the Season of Violent Women. In the meantime, check out some photos below.