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Medea set at the College of Wooster
This is a photograph of Elena Morey as Medea on the set of The College of Wooster's 2017 production of Euripides Medea, translated by Diane Rayor. Note the influences of Greek architecture, specifically the inclusion of a skene, the orchestra playing…

Medea in her chariot on the College of Wooster set
This is a photograph of Elena Morey as Medea on the set of The College of Wooster's 2017 production of Euripides Medea, translated by Diane Rayor. Note the raised position of Medea in her chariot that invokes thedeus ex machina, lowering of actors…

The Theatre of Dionysus
A view of the Theatre of Dionysus from the Akropolis

Bust of Euripides
A photograph depicting a marble bust of the Greek playwright Euripides (480-406 BCE); it is believed to be a Roman carving from a Greek original dated to 330 BCE. Responsible for writing the version of Medea used in the College of Wooster's 2017…

Theatre Dionysus Actor Perspective
The actor's perspective at the Theatre Dionysus provides a clearer understanding of the performers' relationship to the audience, as well as the feel of the orchestra (playing space) itself. Notice the circle in the center, which would have been…

The Theatre of Epidaurus
A view of the Theatre of Epidaurus from the entry level. One of the best preserved of the theatres from Ancient Greece, it was built in the 4th century B.C.E. and is noted for its perfect acoustics.

The Theatre at Epidaurus from the top of the seating area.
From the top of the seating area at The Theatre at Epidaurus, which can hold approximately 14,000 spectators, we get a clearer understanding of the significance of the location within the larger cultural and natural setting.

The Theatre at Epidaurus a side angle
From a side angle, the rake of the seating area at The Theatre at Epidaurus can be seen. That angle plays a major role in the perfect acoustics available throughout the performance space. One need only whisper while standing in the orchestra (playing…

Detail from the Medea Sacophagus.
The sculpture of Euripides' Medea in a chariot pulled by serpents as she flees from the murders scene of her children. Sculpted in the mid-second century B.C.E. in Rome, it is an example of the influence of Greek mythology and drama beyond upon the…

A night view of the Acropolis from below.
The Acropolis, which sits high above the city of Athens, served as a citadel and houses numerous buildings, the most popular of which is the Parthenon. seen lit up here
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