Tragedy, the Greeks and Us: Simon Critchley and Shahidha Bari

At the New School in New York, where Simon Critchley teaches, ‘Critchley on Tragedy’ is one of the most consistently oversubscribed courses. Now, in Tragedy, the Greeks and Us (Profile) he explains, in often surprising ways, why Greek Tragedies remain so compellingly relevant to modern times, in the way they confront us with things about ourselves we don’t want to believe, but are nevertheless true. Critchley will be in conversation […]


Greek tragedy on the small screen – Reading

A film season presented by the Department of Classics in collaboration with Reading Film Theatre and the Department of Film, Theatre and Television All films will be shown in the Minghella Building.   Greek tragedy is ancient but always new, because the classic plays offer so many ways to explore our contemporary predicaments.  Between 1958 and 1990 British TV showed dozens of films of Greek tragedy, beaming stories of war, […]