Ancient Greek Tragedy in Modern Performance
General Catalog Course Title:
Freshman Seminar
Terms Offered:
Fall 2012

We will read four or five Classical Greek tragedies in English, and watch video recordings of some modern productions of them. Discussion will focus on differences of acting style, scenic and costume design, and performance space, as well as the use of music and dance, in comparing various approaches that modern directors have taken to adapting these plays to a contemporary context. We will also pay particular attention to the building of the Hearst Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley in 1903, and to the various classical plays that have been performed in it over the years.

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