Workshop: Reconstructing & adapting fragmentary ancient Greek tragedy

Thanasis Gavos   Saturday, 2 June 2018; 11:00am-4:00pm
ancient Greek tragedy

This one-day workshop on “Reconstructing & Adapting Fragmentary Ancient Greek Tragedy”, organised by Andriana Domouzi, will be the first of its kind and will look at the Methodologies & Challenges for Classicists and Theatre Practitioners bringing to life the lost Greek plays.

Experts from Classics, English and Drama as well as playwrights and theatremakers will discuss their own take on the lost plays, producing an engaging and informative workshop addressed at colleagues, students, theatre artists and members of the public interested in the undiscovered plays of Greek civilisation.

The speakers will explore past and current trends in the reconstruction of lost Greek tragedies and will look at the creative and interdisciplinary potential of reimagining these plays. Each of them will showcase their methodology on the plays they chose to reconstruct and the benefits and practicalities of their approach.

The event will be hosted by the Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome of the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London. It is generously funded by the Classical Association and co-sponsored by the theatre company Cyborphic.

Confirmed speakers:

Timberlake Wertenbaker (playwright, translator)
Adam Roberts (author, Prof. of English at Royal Holloway, University of London)
David Stuttard (author, classicist, director, founder of Actors of Dionysus theatre company)
Colin Teevan (playwright, Prof. of Playwriting at Birkbeck, University of London)
Martin Wylde (director, Lecturer in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama)
Leta Koutsohera (poet, playwright)
Lily Karadima (director, dramaturg, artistic director of Atrapos theatre company)

Plays under discussion:

Sophocles’ Tereus (Wertenbaker, The Love of the Nightingale)
Euripides’ PhaethonTelephus and Hypsipyle (Roberts)
Euripides’ AlexandrosPalamedes and Sisyphus (Stuttard)
Euripides’ Alcmaeon in Corinth (Teevan and Wylde)
Euripides’ Cretans (Koutsohera and Karadima)

Torrington Room (104), Senate House,
University of London,
Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU

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