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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...

Healing Wounds from Sociopolitical War Through Ancient Greek Plays

The new book of author, director, and translator Bryan Doerries, entitled "The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today," was published by Alfred A. Knopf on September 22, 2015, with the aim to initiate conversations about the...

Ancient Greek Drama Flows in Our Blood

"Ancient Blood" is a sensational dance theater experience about women who struggle with their own deep-seated anxiety toward love, power and death. The performance is a vivid depiction of some of the primordial passions still running our modern societies because they are, after...

Ancient Greek Comedy by Tokyo University Students

The ancient theater club at Tokyo University has organized the production of “Epitrepontes” an ancient Greek comedy by Menander which will be presented for the second year in Tokyo, Japan on March 25 and 26. The play will take place in...

Constellation Signs on Ancient Greek Wine Cup?

The 2,600-year-old wine cup -- called "skyphos" in ancient Greek -- that is on display at the Lamia Archaeological Museum in Greece is thought to depict constellations, according to a new analysis. Until now, archaeologists believed that the drawings on the...