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Euripides’ Medea to be Streamed by National Theatre

Medea, one of Euripides' most famed tragedies, will be live-streamed by Greece's National Theatre on Sunday, January 10. First premiered nearly 2,000 years ago at the City Dionysia festival in Athens, Medea will be brought into our time by director...

2,400-Year-Old Mask of Ancient Greek God Dionysus Found in Western Turkey

An extremely expressive terra-cotta mask, thought to represent the Greek god Dionysus, was recently unearthed during excavations of the ancient Greek city of Daskyleion in Western Turkey. The newly-discovered treasure, which appears to represent a rather tipsy god, was located...

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...

Ancient Theatre of Aptera to Reopen with Performance of Homer's Odyssey

After some 17 centuries of silence at the Ancient Theatre of Aptera in Chania, Crete, the stage will once again be graced by actors and the seats filled with an enchanted audience. Following restorations of the historic monument, the first...

Ancient Greek Tragedy Adapted by Syrian Women, to be Staged in Berlin

A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides’ tragedy “Iphigenia”, using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven from their homeland by conflict. The play, staged this...

Ancient Greek Theatre Festival Opens with Euripides' 'Medea' in Dodoni Theatre

The 1st Festival of Ancient Greek Theatre in Epirus opened at the ancient Dodoni theatre on Saturday night with a performance of the Euripides tragedy 'Medea'. The evening started with a message from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, read by...

Get Ready for the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama in Nicosia

According to the CNA, the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama will showcase works from Aristophanes, Aeschylus and Sophocles that are to be performed at the ancient conservatory of Paphos, Kourion in Limassol and the Makarios III Amphitheatre in...

All-Female Cast of Syrian Refugee Women Perform Anti-War Play by Euripides [video]

A unique adaptation of The Trojan Women (Greek translation: Troades) with a cast of solely Syrian women refugees recounting their stories of loss, flight and exile is coming to the UK with a 3-week summer tour. Eurepides's original anti-war play,...

Archaeologists Discover Large Ancient Theater on Greek Island of Lefkada

Archaeological excavations on the Ionian island of Lefkada have brought to light a previously undiscovered and sizeable ancient theater, the culture minister announced on Wednesday. It said the find was made on Koulmou hill toward the end of 2015. Test...

Kanellopoulos Museum in Plaka to Ηost Εxhibition on Αncient Greek Τheatre

The Paul and Alexandra Kanellopoulos Museum in Athens' old quarter district of Plaka on Friday will inaugurate an exhibition on ancient Greek drama, entitled "Discovering Ancient Theater." The opening ceremony will be held at noon, in the museum's temporary...