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Epidaurus Theatre to Live-Stream Ancient Play For First Time

A performance of the ancient Greek play "The Persians," by Aeschylus, will be streamed live to a global audience on Saturday, July 25, from the ancient theatre of Epidaurus. As part of this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the National...

Adaptation of Ancient Greek Tragedy Dubbed Racist in France

The Sorbonne university in Paris was forced to cancel a performance of a Greek tragedy featuring actors using black masks after students claimed it was “Afrophobic, colonialist and racist.” Protesters picketed the prestigious Paris university, stopping actors from entering the...

Aeschylus’ Ancient Greek Drama in Istanbul with Syrian Actresses

One of the most celebrated ancient Greek dramas will be staged in Turkey for the first time, and with the participation of Syrian women in the production, the play is also set to convey a strong political message. Written by...

Chinese Opera Artists Perform at Greece's Aeschylus Festival

Artists from China's Huangmei Anhui Opera Theater gave a performance of the classic play "Marriage of the Fairy Princess" on Sunday, an event of the Aeschylus Festival. The stage was the old oil mill of Elefsina, the main venue of...

Dodoni Theater Reopens After 17 Years to Host Aeschylus' Poetic Masterpiece

Greek mythology's undisciplined titan Prometheus challenges the power of Olympian gods, giving mankind fire stolen from Mount Olympus. His punishment and suffering will be relentless at the hands of Zeus. Prometheus will be chained and abused in a Caucasus mountain. Aeschylus' poetic...

‘Eumenides’ by Aeschylus in Brussels

The Greek German Theater of Cologne, under the direction of Greek expat Costas Papacostopoulos, will be presenting the ancient Greek tragedy Eumenides by Aeschylus, in Brussels. The show will be staged on June 7 at the prestigious Royal Museum of Fine...

Riace Bronzes Await to Be Housed in Magna Græcia

The two most famous ancient Greek statues of Southern Italy – the Riace bronzes- have been outside the museum in which they should be hosted for three years now, due to extension and renovation works, and it remains unknown...

Houvardas' Last Play, Mourning Becomes Electra

The Greek National Theatre is presenting Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra, every Wednesday until May 19 in the theater’s Main Stage, but all the shows are sold out. O’Neill’s story is a retelling of the Oresteia by Aeschylus. After the...

Anarchy at Home Blows Up Tsipras' U.S. Tour

That noise you heard when a bomb exploded at the Athens Mall was any chance that Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras ever had of becoming Greece’s leader, not that he had one anyway. With his party...

Aeschylus’ ‘Oresteia’ Takes the Stage in Hollywood

Aeschylus' "Oresteia," a trilogy that tells the story of the house of Atreus, finds a home onstage in Hollywood this weekend. Opening Friday, Dec. 7 and running through Sunday, Dec. 9, the play is translated and directed by Lucas Thanos....