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Sophocles Greek Tragedy ‘Antigone’ to be Performed at Mandala Theatre in Nepal

Starting this Friday, Sophocles’ classic tragedy "Antigone" will be staged in the Nepali language at the Mandala Theatre. The Mandala Theatre's performance of the Greek play which was written before 441 BC is much-anticipated and the production will add some...

Education Ministry Denies Reports it Plans to Axe ‘Antigone’ From High School Curriculum

The education ministry rejected press reports on Thursday that the Institute of Educational Policy was planning to remove the teaching of Sophocles’ classic play “Antigone” from the high school curriculum. “No such proposal has been officially submitted,” the ministry said,...

French Actress Calls on European Leaders to Leave Greece Alone

Upon her arrival in Edinburgh, famous French actress Juliette Binoche called on European leaders to leave Greece alone for a while. Specifically, the actress who is going to play Sophocles’ Antigone at the Edinburgh International Festival, expressed her support towards...

Juliette Binoche As Modern ‘Antigone’ On BBC

Later this spring, BBC Four British television channel plans to broadcast the magnificent Greek masterpiece of  Sophocles' "Antigone," opened at London’s Barbican Theatre on March 5. The play, which is already sold out, features the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning actress Juliette Binoche taking the lead...

“Electra” of Sophocles Takes London by Storm

In the wake of dazzling performances of Sophocles' "Electra" at the Old Vic in London and the "Medea" of Euripides at the UK's National Theatre, the "Guardian" recently lauded the revival of Greek drama in London. "I suspect it’s partly because these old...

Ancient Greek Theater Reopened in British School

The Bradfield College is a British co-educational public school located in the small village of Bradfield, in the English county of Berkshire. The school was presenting ancient Greek tragedies every three years in a small theater operating at the heart of...

Arab Version of Antigone Play in Qatar

An Arab version of the classical Greek play "Antigone" was brought to life on stage by students of Georgetown University in Qatar. The play focuses on the social, legal and spiritual dynamics of a war-torn dynasty, with the daughter of...

Greek Director Teaches Sophocles’ Tragedy to Women in Afghanistan

“Playing with Fire” is a new documentary by Greek director and actress Anneta Papathanassiou who decided to teach Sophocles' ancient Greek tragedy Antigone to women in Afghanistan. The documentary was shot one year ago in Kabul and depicts the lives of women...

Ancient Greek Drama Inspires Contemporary Art

People used to say that ancient Greek drama has inspired contemporary primary artistic creations in more than one occasion. Since May 3, Julian Anderson’s first opera, “Thebans” is being presented at London’s Coliseum, by the English National Opera. Anderson...