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Homer’s Iliad to Become Epically Viral This Summer

One of the most brilliant epic poems in ancient history, The Iliad, is set for a marathon performance this summer as part of Almeida Greeks Festival. Theater director Rupert Goold decided to direct "The Iliad" according to Homer's original 15,000 line epic...

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...

The Greek Roots of the Red Carpet: A Post-Oscar Must-Read

Have you ever wondered when was the first red carpet ever held in history and why rolling out a red carpet indicates an honor for those stepping on it? The history of the red carpet goes back as far...

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....