Greek Plays: The Ritual of Theatre

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Key information:

Course dates:
Tuesday evenings, 27 September–01 November 2022
Course times:
7pm-9pm
Age:
18+
Art form:
Drama | Other Art Forms
Fees:
£250
Deadline:
5pm, Sunday 25 September 2022
Level of study:
Short Courses and Summer Schools
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Autumn | Evening

Course info

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Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Tuesday evenings on 27 September, 04, 11, 18, 25 October and 01 November 2022
7pm-9pm, weekly

About Greek Plays: The Ritual of Theatre

This new six-week in-person evening course will delve into the merciless and colourful world of Greek Theatre, through a relaxed lecture series involving live performances with actors, Q&As with visiting theatre practitioners, recordings of Greek Theatre and group discussions.

Led by Cheek by Jowl Creative Associate, Lucinda Dawkins, you will explore the work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, authors of some of the most famous plays in Greek Theatre. You will discover more about the way that theatre and democracy have been intertwined from their inception, and how plays more than 2,000 years ago still influence the stories we tell today.

Who is the course for?

  • Anyone of any level interested in theatre history
  • Actors and theatre practitioners who want to get to grips with these plays: from tragedies like the Oresteia, Medea, Oedipus, and The Bacchae, to comedies like The Frogs and Lysistrata.
  • Students of Classics and Ancient History who want to go on a deep dive into Greek theatre

What can I expect?

A relaxed lecture series involving live performances with actors, Q&As with visiting theatre practitioners, recordings of seminal productions of Greek theatre, and discussion groups.

Do I need anything for the course?

Curiosity, enthusiasm, and a pencil

Course Fee

£250

This course is now closed for bookings. To hear about future dates and new courses please join our mailing list

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About the Course Tutor

The course is taught by Lucinda Dawkins.

Lucinda is a Creative Associate of award-winning international theatre company Cheek by Jowl. She was a scholar in Classics at Oxford University before training as a director at the Yale School of Drama. She creates podcasts about ancient history for the Ashmolean Museum and translates Greek Tragedies for various theatre companies. She is currently working on a new version of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, New York.

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