Global Seminar: Re:Staging the Greeks, Summer 2019
Michael Cadden, senior lecturer in theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts
Martha Frintzila, Athens-based theater director, actress, and singer
Through reading, performing, and theatergoing, students in this course will investigate the drama of ancient Athens as it was staged in its own time and, most particularly, as it is reimagined today.
We'll focus on the interpretative and performative challenges posed by the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes by taking them on bodily and vocally as well as intellectually.
Students will attend performances at the internationally-acclaimed Athens and Epidaurus Festival, participating in workshops and conversations with actors, directors, and designers, before embarking on a final project featuring their own scene work. Students will also take classes in Modern Greek and visit sites related to the plays we're reading, including the Theater of Dionysos in Athens, the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, and the Palace of Mycenae.
This seminar fulfills the literature and the arts general education (LA) requirement.
“Re:Staging the Greeks” is cosponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and the Lewis Center for the Arts.
If you are a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in enrolling, visit the PIIRS website for more information.
2019 - Re:Staging the Greeks
2017 - Re:Staging the Greeks
2012 - Re: Staging the Greeks