Medea (Anouilh)

by  Euripides , Jean Anouilh, Luce Klein, Arthur Klein

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

There are many myths that tell the story of Medea. The history is that she saved her future husband while destroying her own family. Now, married to Jason, she finds that he has betrayed her love and abandoned their children. In a desperate and powerful act, she kills her own sons. Medea has haunted Western theater for 2,400 years, presenting one of the strongest female characters ever to appear on stage. 
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"If you're a lover of Greek drama or Jean Anouilh, this production serves both well." - The Topeka-Capital Journal


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)





Jean Anouilh

Jean Anouilh was born in Bordeaux on June 23, 1910. After completing his early schooling, Anouilh studied law for a short time at the Sorbonne, and then worked as a copywriter at Publicité Damour. He also wrote comic scenes for the cinema. In 1929 he collaborated with Jean Aurenche on his first play, Humulus Le Muet ...

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Luce Klein

Luce Klein

Arthur Klein

Arthur Klein

Médée is a tragedy written by French dramatist Jean Anouilh in 1946, and directed by André Barsacq at the Théâtre de l'Atelier in Paris on March 25, 1953.

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