Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts at Loyola Marymount University. His previous publications include Athenian Sun in an African Sky, Black Dionysus: Greek Tragedy and African American Theatre, and The Empire Triumphant, among many others. As an editor his books include Suzan-Lori Parks: A Casebook, Portrayals of Americans on the World Stage and The Metheun Anthology of Modern Asian Drama. Dr. Wetmore also works as an actor, director, and stage combat choreographer whose work has been seen throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.
Black Medea: Adaptations for Modern Plays by Kevin J. Wetmore
The plays in this volume reflect recurring themes and approaches to adapting Medea to modern contexts. Numerous modern adaptations see the play as painting a picture of the struggle of the powerless under the powerful, of women against men, of foreigners versus natives. The play has been adapted into colonial and historical contexts to lend its powerful resonances to issues of current import.
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