I never saw Medea that way and frankly while reading Greek mythology I never wanted to. The gods are dicks.
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Hilarious, outrageous, thoroughly entertaining dicks. And Medea gets dealt a bad hand. But I never saw her response as strong or courageous. Your husband cheats on you, so you decide to murder innocent children, set another woman on fire and run away? She always came across as a sneaky, psychotic backstabber to me.
Medea is not always sympathetic and is no hero, but she is dynamic and multi-dimensional. And what an exit it is! She is a breaker of the mold, endlessly fascinating. I think I need to revisit a few stories. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Please give it up for Sarah McCarry, everyone! Seven Ways of Thinking About Medea 1. We are not meant to love Medea.
But I do.
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Tyler Perry (b. 1969)
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Emmitt Tyler Perry. Later that year Perry moved from New Orleans to Atlanta.
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Highly autobiographical, the play focuses on the complex and lasting effects of child abuse. Despite its sincerity, the show was a commercial failure—a total of thirty people attended during the weekend performances. After several other unsuccessful attempts to stage the play, Perry arranged for what he thought was a final run in at the House of Blues in Atlanta. This time, however, the play sold out eight times.
Two weeks later, Perry moved the show to the famous Fox Theatre , where nearly 9, people attended. In Perry collaborated with televangelist and best-selling author Bishop T.
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The book was later adapted by screenwriters Stan Foster and Christine Swanson into a feature film, which was released in In Madea Goes to Jail. In Perry's production company, Tyler Perry Company, teamed up with Lionsgate film studio for Perry's first feature film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman , which debuted at number one nationwide.
Produced in Atlanta, the film features Perry in three roles, including that of Madea. Subsequent film adaptations of his Madea plays include Madea's Family Reunion and Madea Goes to Jail , both of which also opened at number one. In Perry ventured into publishing. Critical responses to Perry's work have been mixed. Although he is praised by some for his comedic characters, topical content, and simple delivery, others claim that his portrayals of African Americans perpetuate certain problematic traditions and stereotypes. Prominent black film scholar Donald Bogle, for example, likens Madea to the "old mammy type" of Hollywood films, and film historian Todd Boyd notes that Perry's "productions demonize educated, successful African Americans," a mind-set that Boyd traces back to the distinctions made between house and field workers during slavery.
Prominent filmmaker Spike Lee has also publicly criticized Perry's work. Viola Davis, an actress who starred in Madea Goes to Jail , describes Perryas a "controversial, complicated figure" in the black community but notes that he is also one of the few filmmakers making movies about African American characters. Still others, including Vicangelo Bulluck of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People , applaud Perry for depicting "family values" within the black community. In a interview with Ebony magazine, Perry acknowledged that some critics believe his plays have "set the black race back some years," but he insisted that he tries "to build a bridge that marries what's deemed 'legitimate theater' and so-called 'chitlin' circuit theater' [the derogatory name given to black segregated theater venues in the Jim Crow South], and I think I've done pretty well with that, in bringing people in to enjoy a more elevated level of theater.
In Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry Studios, the first film studio in the country to be owned by an African American, opened in October The ,square-foot facility, located in the old Delta Air Lines headquarters in Atlanta, features a soundstage named for Georgia native Ossie Davis and his wife, Ruby Dee. Perry's streamlined method of filmmaking offers a striking contrast to that of most mainstream Hollywood films: his productions are generally completed much more quickly and with a lower budget, but generate significantly higher returns.
Both Essence and Time magazine named him as one of the most influential people of That same year he played the role of Admiral Richard Barnett in the feature film Star Trek and served as an executive producer for the film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. The critically acclaimed Precious marked a new direction for Perry, and in he announced the formation of 34th Street Films, an art-house division of Tyler Perry Studios.