Mapping Medea: Revolutions and Transfers 1750-1800

Professor Anna Albrekston and Professor Fiona Macintosh

The late eighteenth century witnessed multiple Medeas on the stages of Europe, in the Americas, and across the Russian empire, both to the east and to the south. Performances took place in Moscow and São Paulo, in London and Lisbon, in Gotha, Stuttgart, and Venice. This volume examines the reasons why Medea attracted the attention of authors, audiences, actresses, and rulers in Europe and its colonies during the pivotal period 1750 to 1800, and to what effects.