Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

ancient Greek theater

Why Did Ancient Greek Actors Wear Theater Masks?

One of the most enduring art forms from ancient Greece is that of theater. Greek tragedies and comedies are a touchstone for understanding ancient Greece's culture -- from Euripedes to Sophocoles -- and their written forms are still widely...

Restrooms Found in 2nd-Century BC Theater in Smyrna

Archaeology isn't just beautiful ancient sculptures and temples -- at times it's the everyday things that allow us to glimpse what life was like in said of old -- as we saw recently in the discovery of a restroom...

The Best Ancient Greece Comedies Still Funny Today

Some things never change -- and humor, luckily, is one thing that hasn't changed a great deal over time, as we can see today by the comedies of Ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks were known for exploring a wide...

Ancient Greek Theaters Used Moveable Stages Over 2,000 Years Ago

It has been revealed that Ancient Greek theaters used movable wooden stages some 2,000 years ago following Japanese research.

Ancient Mask of Greek God Dionysus Found in Western Turkey

An extremely expressive terracotta 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...

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...

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...