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Modern Medea

a family story of slavery and child-murder from the Old South
  • 352 Pages
  • 1.87 MB
  • English
Hill and Wang , New York
Garner, Margaret, Garner, Margaret -- Trials, litigation, etc, Fugitive slaves -- Kentucky -- Biography, Fugitive slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States, Fugitive slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Ohio -- Cincinnati, Infanticide -- Ohio -- Cincinnati -- Case st


Kentucky, United States., Ohio, Cincinnati., Cinci

StatementSteven Weisenburger.
LC ClassificationsE450.G225 W45 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 352 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL355769M
ISBN 100809069539
LC Control Number98015565

Modern Medea looks into historical records to tell the Garners story, from their escape to their capture, trial, return to slavery, and, eventually, their journey into legend.

The Garner infanticide, as Modern This is the first non-fiction book I’ve read this year/5. This is a historical book that tries to reconstruct the case of Margaret Garner identified as The Modern Medea by Modern Medea book painter Thomas Satterwhite in She is also evoked in a poem by Mary A.

Livermore, The Slave Tragedy of Cincinnati, in the New York Tribune on February 3,in a long poem, The Night of Freedom, by William Wallace Cited by: The modern Medea - the story of Margaret Garner [Margaret Garner, a slave who escaped from Kentucky to Ohio; her 4 children, 2 of which she killed so they would not have to endure slavery, lying dead on floor; and 4 men who pursued her] Created / Published Notes.

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Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Poetry AwardReleased on: Octo Description. This book is in the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts Series (general editor: John Clum, Duke University).

Euripides’ Medea is one of the most popular Greek tragedies in the contemporary theatre. In the Greek original, Medea is the outsider: a foreign woman, non-Greek, a barbarian who marries a Greek, Jason, and raises their children.

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The book itself has been reworked to reflect a more modern audience and setting, as well. Instead of marrying a younger princess, Jason in this adaptation chooses to marry the landlord's daughter.

Medea faces eviction from her home in Britain and only has one son in this adaptation, who he has gone silent after the separation of his parents. The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers.

These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and Reviews: Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides that was first performed in BC. Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.

A new production of Medea recently opened at London’s National Theatre to critical acclaim. This is a Medea definitively set in the modern era: the production opens with two little boys watching.

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MODERN MEDEA A FAMILY STORY OF SLAVERY AND CHILD-MURDER FROM THE OLD SOUTH. Never wavering from the thesis introduced in his previous book, that “racism is a powerful collection of racist policies that lead to racial inequity and are substantiated by racist ideas,” the author posits a seemingly simple binary: “Antiracism is a powerful Author: Steven Weisenburger.

Modern Medea: a family story of slavery and child-murder from the Old South User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The events that inspired Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved (LJ 9/1/87), recently released as a film starring Oprah Winfrey, are the subject of this true account by Weisenburger (English Read full review.

Praise for Modern Medea “Weisenberger has told the full tragedy of the real Margaret Garner, and her life speaks to us more eloquently than any novel about the inhumanity of slavery, the spirit of freedom and the strength of the human will.”Cited by:   His new book Bright Air Black, coming out in March, is a retelling of Medea.

And then Colm Tóibín’s new novel, House of Names, is the story of Clytemnestra (coming in May).

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I thought it was very interesting that these two writers would both have classical retellings coming out soon. Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South by Steven Weisenburger | Editorial Reviews. Paperback $ Ship The book was written just after he had returned to Chile after many wanderings and moved to his beloved Isla Negra on the Pacific coast.

These sixty-eight poems thus Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Medea of Euripides Language: English: LoC Class: PA: Language and Literatures: Classical Languages and Literature: Subject: Medea, consort of Aegeus, King of Athens (Mythological character) -- Drama Category: Text: audio books by Jane Austen.

Modern Medea by Steven Weisenburger, unknown edition, Classifications Dewey Decimal Class /62/, B Library of CongressPages: This is the first book-length study of early modern English approaches to Medea, the classical witch and infanticide who exercised a powerful sway over literary and cultural imagination in the period It encompasses poetry, prose and drama, and translation, tragedy, comedy and political writing.

Chapter 1: Medea Examples of Performance in late th. century. Medea. suggests a very wide range of possible interpretations; I will begin by outlining some of the unusual and controversial ways that Medea has been portrayed on the modern stage. Firstly, I would like to consider.

Medea: A Sex war Opera, (directed by Tony Harrison. Medea Summary and Study Guide. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Study Guide of “Medea” by Euripides.

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MLA Format. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "The Modern Medea - The Story of Margaret Garner" The New York Public Library Digital Collections Jason and Medea’s house is clearly seen in the background.

Two doors, one near the centre, the other, a smaller, to Stage Left. Medea uses the centre door, Nurse and Tutor the smaller one. Enter the Nurse.

Tired. Spent a sleepless night. Shakes her head in despair. Nurse How I wish. How I wish. The greatest works demand constant re-translation to meet the changing culture of the age, and Robin Robertson has given us a Medea fit for our times; his elegant and lucid free translation of Euripides' masterpiece manages the trick of sounding wholly contemporary but never merely 'modern' - and will be an especially lucky discovery for those encountering the play for the first time.

Rose Byrne On Creating A Modern-Day Medea. Jeryl Brunner Contributor. The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, Travel Leisure and more. She is also the author of the book.

4. Find a modern day Medea or Jason and Medea story in the news. Bring in copies of your story and discuss the following: a.

How did you determine that your finding was a modern-day Medea or Jason and Medea story. What similarities and differences do you see between Euripides’ Medea and your modern tale.

: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. MEDEA. The Scene represents the front of Medea's House in Corinth. A road to the right leads towards the royal castle, one on the left to the harbour.

The Nurse is discovered alone. Nurse. Would God no Argo e'er had winged the seas To Colchis through the blue Symplêgades: No shaft of riven pine in Pêlion's glen Shaped that first oar-blade in the hands of men Valiant, who won, to save. Steven Weisenburger talked about his book, [Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South], published by Hill & Wang Publishers.

The book is about a runaway slave who. MODERN MEDEA PB (Book) Book Details.

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Ancient History. The plot of the Greek poet Euripides' Medea tragedy is convoluted and messy, rather like its antihero, Medea. It was first performed at the Dionysian Festival in BCE, where it famously won third (last) prize against entries by Sophocles and Euphorion.

To make Medea more accessible for the modern reader, our Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary of the more difficult words, as well as convenient sidebar notes to enlighten the reader on aspects that may be confusing or overlooked. Euripides' Medea Translated by C.

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A. E. Luschnig CHARACTERS Nurse in Greek, Trophos, Medea's old Nanny from her homeland Pedagogue or child-minder, in Greek, Paidagogos, a Slave who tends the children Children of Medea and Jason two boys, non-speaking characters Medea refugee from Colchis, former princess, former wife of Jason.Modern Medea by Steven Weisenburger (Hill and Wang) Oprah Winfrey's big screen adaptation of Beloved may have been a box office flop, but Toni Morrison's well known, Pulitzer Prize winning novel has also served as inspiration for a new book that should prove a much more lasting and endearing contribution to this modern masterpiece.