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University of London Festival of Greek Drama

The Festival of Greek Drama is a unique event which every year brings together students from all over London to contribute and take part in a variety of activities related to the performance and appreciation of ancient Greek Drama.
The 2008 Festival combines the three plays from the University of London Colleges: King’s College London, University College London and Royal Holloway.
The plays are:
• Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus by King’s College London
• Aeschylus’ Agamemnon by University College London, and
• Euripides’ Bacchae by Royal Holloway
Programme:
5th February:
Lecture at the Senate House on “The beast has slipped from the net- Animals and Greek Tragedy”
Workshop on "Exploring the role of the chorus in The Trojan Women"
6th February: Workshop on "Masks and Chorus in Ancient Greek Theatre"
6th - 8th February: King's College production of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus
12th - 14th February: University College London production of Aeschylus' Agamemnon
28th February: Lecture on "The Evil Inside: Women in Greek Tragedy" by Dr Richard Hawley
5th March: Workshop on "Greek Tragedy" and "Chorus Matters”

King’s College Greek Play

The King’s College Greek Play has been an annual tradition since 1953, which is continued till today with success.
Sophocle’s Oedipus Tyrannus, directed by Gina Syers, is performed in original Greek, with english surtitles, under the auspices of the University of London, from 6/2 to 8/2 2008, in the Greenwood Theatre (55 Weston Street London Bridge, London SE1 3RA).
On the occasion of the performance, Dr Jennifer Wallace of Peterhouse, Cambridge, will give lecture in the theatre, at 6pm on 6th February; this is free and open to all.

For more information:
phone: 020 7848 2399
email: greekplay@kcl.ac.uk
visit: http://www.lfgd.co.uk/index.html

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