This course explores the drama of ancient Athens through reading, performance, and observation. Students will confront the interpretative and performative challenges the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes offer, culminating in a performance of student-generated scenes. Students will attend performances as well as participate in workshops and conversations with actors, directors, and designers. The seminar investigates the connection between the ancient world and Greece's complex multicultural present though trips to ancient sites and the modern city. The seminar features community service and classes in Modern Greek.