Andrew Walker White is one of the leading experts on Byzantine theater and its performance. His 2015 study, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium, examined the evolving relationship between liturgy and theater in Byzantium. In this work, he offers a model for how we might speak of a Byzantine theater. The liturgical-theatrical conversation culminates in a thorough study of the Late Byzantine Service of the Furnace. In this workshop, he will share his current research on the afterlife of Euripides in Byzantium. In particular he will discuss how Euripidean scholia, particularly those that address questions of performance, can condition our reading of the Christos Paschon, a Passion play constructed from the plays of Euripides.
Image: 10th C. Veroli casket: det.: front panel. Place: Victoria and Albert Museum. https://library-artstor-org.ezproxy.princeton.edu/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822000421097.
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