|Euripides: Andromache, Electra, and Hecabe|
|Session||First 6 weeks 31-Jan|
The tragedies of Euripides burn with passion. The old myths explode with new and unexpected dramatic energy as Euripides delves into the darkest regions of human nature. Andromache challenges our concepts of loyalty and lawful wedlock. In Electra a brother and sisters horrific plan has unforeseen consequences. Hecabe brings war home to the victors. The course text is Euripides: Electra and Other Plays (Penguin, 2004). Please read Andromache through page 20 for the first class.
Coordinator: Nancy Yee
Nancy is a former English department chair and Professor Emerita at Fitchburg State University. She was first struck by the power and beauty of Greek drama while teaching it to college freshmen more than fifty years ago.