Classical Civilisation special visit

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From 19/12/2016, 00:00:00 To 19/12/2016, 00:00:00
The English School
On the 19th December, we had the privilege to welcome in our class an old Student of our school and currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Leeds, Dr George Rodosthenous.
  • To what extent can we adapt ancient plays?
  • Is there a magic formula to produce Antigoni or Hippolytus? 
  • Are we allowed to omit the gods and put their words into the mouth of humans?
  • Is it permitted to show violence on stage contrary to what the ancients believe? 

These and many more questions and answers were raised along with short extracts from plays produced at the University under the guidance of George. An amazing opportunity to listen to a lecture and be treated as University students. 

Thank you George (I know you arrived from the UK at seven in the morning and came almost straight to us) and all the best to your new book "Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy". Looking forward to read it! 

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