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Discussion / Reading 17 September 2018

LASHA BUGADZE - ANTIMEDEA MYTH OR REALITY

19:00 Location: Frankfurt ATELIERFRANKFURT e.V., Schwedlerstraße 1-5 D0-60314 Frankfurt, Germany Organizer: ATELIERFRANKFURT, Georgian National Book Center, Literatursalon EUTERPE Author: Lasha Bugadze
Moderator: Anastasia Kamarauli
Theatrical reading by Armin Nufer, Barbara Stoll

Medea is portrayed as a controversial figure in myths and legends. In Euripides’ work, she helps Jason capture the Golden Fleece and flees from her home to Corinth with the Argonauts, where – betrayed and embittered – she later slays her own children. In the Georgian tradition, however, Medea is a royal princess of divine origin, a wise woman involved in the healing arts and arguably depicts the oldest known paradigm of an emancipated woman. The Georgian writer and dramaturg Lasha Bugadze illuminates the problem from a modern perspective in his play Antimedea.

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