Medea, a performance history

Medea, a performance history is a multimedia/interactive ebook about the production history of Euripides’ Medea – an ancient Greek tragedy about a mother who, betrayed by her husband, exacts revenge by killing her children. First performed nearly 2,500 years ago, and continually reinvented since, Medea remains the most controversial yet alluring female role in the history of theatre worldwide. 
 
The ebook draws on a unique collection of archival material and research at the APGRD and uses images, film, unique interviews and digital objects to tell the story of a play that has inspired countless interpretations, onstage and onscreen, in dance, drama and opera across the globe from antiquity to the present.

iBook for Apple devices

An iBook version of this APGRD ebook is available on iTunes/iBooks 

iTunes states that to view this book you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later. However, we have discovered that, for Mac, the hyperlinks designed to move you across different sections/chapters and the interactive map may require OS X 10.10 or later in order to work properly. If you are using older systems you may need to update your software.

eBook for non-Apple devices

An ePub version of the ebook for all other devices, can be downloaded directly here: DOWNLOAD EBOOK

The ePub ebook, which due to the limitations of the software has fewer interactive features than the iBook, should be compatible with most standard ebook-readers. The two most popular ebook readers, which can both be downloaded for free, are Readium (an app which operates inside Google Chrome) and Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 (older versions of ADE will need to be upgraded to view APGRD ebooks). Once you have an appropriate ebook-reader installed, download the ePub file via the link above and then open with your preferred reader. Our thanks to Chris Jennings for creating the ePub ebook from our iBook.

Illustrations by Thomas Cuschieri