Global Seminar: Re:Staging the Greeks, Summer 2019

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.

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

2018 - Athens Now: Culture and Politics in the Urban Space

2017 - Re:Staging the Greeks

2016 - Culture and Counterculture in Ancient Athens

2015 - Thessaloniki: 2,000 Years of a City in History

2014 - A Land of Light and Shadows: Modern Greek Literature and Photography

2013 - Pluralism and the Body Politic in Greece

2012 - Re: Staging the Greeks