Still from 'Medea' (Lars von Trier, DK, 1988. DR).
A fleshed-out draft screenplay based on Euripides’ tragedy 'Medea' has been preserved. Dreyer did not want to do a slavish adaptation. Rather, he was looking to recreate the real events behind the tragedy. Lars von Trier used Dreyer’s script in 1988 for his TV film 'Medea'.

Read Carl Th. Dreyer's script in English for the film.

By Lisbeth Richter Larsen | 5 February 2016

The Script

Medea - Carl Th. Dreyer's script in English.