John Scottus Classical Studies group outing, organised by Mrs Waters and Mr. O’Connor, went to the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield for a live screening of English National Theater’s Medea,Euripides’ 2,500-year-old tragedy. The score, set, staging and production were top class.
Helen McCrory was a magnificent Medea who was hardly off-stage for the entire 90 minutes of compelling drama. The women of Corinth were the Greek chorus who performed twitchy dances perhaps matching the turmoil of a demented mother and lover driven to extremes. It was a great production, deeply disturbing but memorably good. Interesting to note that well-performed ancient Greek theater can impress the sophisticated modern teenager.