Department of Greek & Latin


Staging Greek Tragedy Today

Staging Greek Tragedy Today: A Public Symposium

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building
Friday, 13th February 2015

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Part of the Ancient Plays for Modern Minds Programme, complementing the production of the 2015 UCL Classical Play, Euripides' Bacchae

An afternoon of conversations between academics and theatre practitioners, discussing the unique challenges of staging ancient Greek tragedy in Britain today.


2:30-4:00pm       Panel 1: Staging Ancient Drama in Universities

Chair: Dr Rosa Andújar (UCL)
In conversation with

  • Clare Foster (Cambridge)
  • Kyriaki Ioannidou (Director, UCL Classical Play 2014: Aristophanes' Clouds, and Associate Director, UCL Classical Play 2015: Euripides' Bacchae)
  • Emily Louizou (Director, UCL Classical Play 2015: Euripides' Bacchae)
  • Dr Jennifer Wallace (Cambridge)

4:00-4:30pm     Coffee/Tea Break: South Cloisters
4:30pm-6:00pm Panel 2: Greek Tragedy in Britain Today

Chair: Dr Rosa Andújar (UCL)

In conversation with

  • Helen Eastman (Director of 2010 and 2013 Cambridge Greek Plays; consultant to Old Vic's recent production of Electra)
  • Prof. Edith Hall (KCL)
  • Dr Lucy Jackson (KCL; Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities Knowledge Exchange Fellow for National Theatre's Medea)
  • Ben Power (Associate Director, National Theatre)

From 6pm Wine reception: South Cloisters
'Staging Greek Tragedy Today' is free and open to all.  However, space is limited, and pre-booking for both panels is therefore essential.  Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis on Eventbrite.
Should you have any questions, please contact the organiser, Dr Rosa Andújar
'Staging Greek Tragedy Today' is made possible through the generosity of the A. G. Leventis Foundation (UCL Leventis Fund).