Department of Greek & Latin


Ancient Plays for Modern Minds

Public Lecture Programme

To complement the production of Antigone we shall be offering public lectures which aim to illuminate the play and its context and to bring ancient drama to life for a modern generation. This exciting programme features talks by academic experts each evening of the play's performance. All of our speakers have experience in working with schools, and the events will be suitable for students of Classics, Classical Studies, and Drama at all levels, as well as accessible to those without prior experience of Greek drama.

Schedule for 2017

All events are free of charge and open to all. However, space is limited, so pre-booking is essential for the workshops and recommended for the talks. Please email t.mackenzie@ucl.ac.uk to book for your group. Each talk will last approximately 45 minutes, with time for questions at the end.

Please Note that the talks (but not the workshops) are scheduled to take place in the Christopher Ingold Auditorium on Gordon Street, a short walk from the Shaw theatre, except for Tom Mackenzie's talk on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday 1st of February 1515-1715 Workshop with David Stuttard
  • Wednesday 1st of February 1800-1900 Talk by Dr. Tom Mackenzie: 'Cosmology and Conflict: Cosmic Justice in Sophocles' Antigone' *Please note that this will take place in Anatomy Building G29 J Z Young LT (on Gower Street), and not in the Christopher Ingold building as originally advertised*
  • Thursday 2nd of February 1130-1300 Workshop by the Globe Theatre
  • Thursday 2nd of February 1800-1900 Talk by Professor Phiroze Vasunia: 'What is Antigone's Claim?'
  • Friday 3rd of February 1800-1900 Talk by Professor Fiona Macintosh: 'Antigone in Performance'