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Starts: Oct 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Greek Tragedy's Renaissance Inflections

Publication date: Nov 13, 2013 4:48:03 PM

Start: Mar 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

12 March 2014
A workshop on the reception of classical drama, the fate of Euripides' plays and Iphigenia at Aulis in early modern Europe.


When:

12 March 2014

Registration: Eventbrite

Where:

Room 307
SELCS Common Room
UCL Foster Court, Malet Place
London WC1E 7JG

 

A consideration of the early reception of Greek Tragedy in early modern Europe, bringing together classicists and early modernists, the event will include performances of short scenes from the earliest translation by an Englishwoman of a play from the Greek, Lady Jane Lumley's 1555 Iphigenia at Aulis. 

Speakers:
  • Roger Green (Glasgow), Iphigenia in Bordeaux: George Buchanan's Jephthes
  • Fiona Macintosh (Oxford), Tragedy and the feminine in the early modern period
  • Alison Findlay (Lancaster), ‘I have prepared all thinge redie for the sacrifice’: Lady Jane Lumley's Iphigenia at Aulis (c. 1555)
  • Kate Maltby (UCL), “The boldness of her mind”: how sharp was Lumley's Greek?
  • Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde (Cambridge), Racine’s Iphigènie

The Rose Theatre Company Cast and Crew will perform scenes and discuss Lumley’s play, followed by a reception at 6.30pm.

For full details, please visit the event webpage