Telling Medea requires us to make choices

'Telling Medea requires us to make choices, just as it did for Euripides. It was Euripides, after all, who introduced into the already existing story, the act of Medea killing her own children. In this Medea, we are told the story of the migrant, the refugee, the person who lives in an unknown and hostile world. It is also about children. But it is also the story of a woman who searches for justice and revenge through her own actions and not through the state or the courts, a woman abandoned by society and its ‘noble’ institutions is driven to madness. But she does not die at the end of the play. She enters victorious, triumphant.' Chris Baldwin

Playing Medea at the Edge at the culture360 site

The Asia Europe Foundation has published the article Playing Medea at the Edge by Chris Baldwin as part of the new series of articles on the topic of #peripheries. 

'The #peripheries have been regarded as being in the geographical margin, distant from the capital cities and cultural centres of countries. With an ongoing decentralisation trend, through this series of articles, we will look at various art endeavours by artists, cultural professionals and art organisations who operate or occupy the peripheries in urban society and the role that the arts play. In the second of his articles about the cultural and artistic practice on the periphery, Chris Baldwin looks at a recent production of Medea by Euripides at the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.'

The full article can be read here .