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Medea (Ludlam) - Full Length Play, Comedy

Medea (Ludlam)

Euripides, Charles Ludlam

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573670480

Charles Ludlam
From Euripides' drama
"A succinct deconstruction, not a broad parody, and its laughter derives less from mocking Greek tragedy than from ruthlessly and insightfully exposing its conventions... Medea is at its best when rudely pointing up the continuity between Euripides a…

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Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Parody / Spoof

From the imagination of Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company comes a comic adaptation of the timeless tragedy by Euripides reinterpreted in the inimitable style of this classically farcical company.
"A succinct deconstruction, not a broad parody, and its laughter derives less from mocking Greek tragedy than from ruthlessly and insightfully exposing its conventions... Medea is at its best when rudely pointing up the continuity between Euripides and Hollywood melodramatists of the 1930's and 1940's." - The New York Times "Delightfully zany... Homage is paid to the classical tragedy without compromising the integrity of Ludlam's high camp vision." - Downtown "Ludlam has converted the play into a boisterous tragicomedy that's over in less than an hour, yet retains not only the basic plot about a murderous mother, but such key Euripidean concerns as the fragility of democracy, the whimsy of the gods, and Medea's status as a stranger in a strange land... Ridiculous? You bet. And also a near perfect example of its enduringly mischievous breed. Ludlam lives." - Christian Science Monitor
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2m, 3f

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Cross gender casting

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Plus Chorus

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Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) grew up in Queens, New York, just a few subway stops from Greenwich Village, and the heart of Gay America. At twenty-four, he founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, where he wrote, directed and performed in almost every production for the next two decades, often with Everett Quinton, his life partner and muse, by his side. Renowned for drag, high comedy, melodrama, ... view full profile

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