Keeping it in the family: Tragic killings in Sophocles and Euripides.
Dr Finglass entertained a large number of students and their teachers with a highly erudite talk on Euripides’ Medea and Bacchae as well as Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Dr Finglass revealed himself to be a superb communicator whose ability to leap from one text to another in the blink of an eye was impressive. The deaths of Jason’s children, the mutilation of Pentheus at the hands of his own mother and the self-blinding of Oedipus were recalled in all of their horror, reminding the audience of the power of Greek Tragedy to shock and to disturb.