|Programme Catalogue - Details: Sunday Play||19910908|
Producer: E. O'CALLAGHAN
Next in series: PART 1
Previous in series: SOUND ARCHIVE
A new version by Brendan KENNELLY, inspired by Euripides. When Medea is betrayed by Jason, for whom she has won the Golden Fleece, the result is vengeful & bloody. Dir. Eoin O'CALLAGHAN
drama programmes (genre)
classic drama programmes (genre)
08 Sep 1991 22:05-23:35 (RADIO 3)
05 Jul 1992 19:40-21:10 (RADIO 3)
Nigel Anthony (Actor)
Garard Green (Actor)
Maurice Denham (Actor)
Annette Crosbie (Actor)
Harriet Walter (Actor)
Nickolas Grace (Actor)
Maxine Audley (Actor)
Alan Barker (Actor)
Brendan Kennelly (Author)
David Byers (Composer)
Eoin O'Callaghan (Producer)
Recorded on 1991-03-18
Lucie Skeaping studies the story of Medea in all its horrific glory, and illustrates the tale with musical examples from Baroque and Classical opera, cantata and melodrama.
Jiri Antonin Benda: Medea (extract) Hertha Schell (Medea) Prague Chamber Orchestra Christian Benda (conductor) Clérambault: Médée (extract) Julianne Baird (soprano) American Baroque Stephen Schultz (director) Caldara: Medea in Corinto Gérard Lesne (countertenor) Il Seminario musicale Charpentier: Medea Acts IV & V (extracts) Lorraine Hunt (Medea) Mark Padmore (Jason) Monique Zanetti (Creusa) Isabelle Desrochers (Cléone).
Translated by Kenneth McLeish and Frederic Raphael. Fiona Shaw stars in and directs Deborah Warner's acclaimed production of Euripides's two-and-a-half-thousand-year-old tragedy of betrayal and vengeance. Fiona Shaw (Medea), Jonathan Cake (Jason), Janny Galloway (Nurse), Jonathan Slinger (Tutor), Struan Rodger (Kreon), Leo Wringer (Aegeus), Robert Hines (Messenger), Mikey Press and Jack Richards (children), Gabrielle Lloyd, Moya Brady, Gillian Hanna, Emma Dewhurst, Kate Fleetwood, Joyce Henderson and Pauline Lynch (Chorus). Music by Mel Shaw, with Rhonwyn Hayes (singer).
BBC 7's World Theatre season continues with Euripides' telling of the Medea myth. Directed by and starring Fiona Shaw.