Ancient Theatre Through Modern Eyes – Looking At Medea, Circe And Helen From A Feminist Perspective
Throughout the history of theatre, plays have been dominated by white, middle-class men who always have the space on the stage to tell their stories. Stretching back to Ancient Greece, where democracy was first founded, it’s easy to see that women had a specific role to play; to serve the men in their lives.
Looking back now, we can examine these plays through a new feminist lens, and reveal how the women in these plays were actually strong and independent. Throughout this article, I will be wa