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Stage@leeds preperformance talks 2011 added

August 6, 2012

Classics Department Pre-performance Talks II (March 2011): Orestes, a new adaptation by Alex Clark (2011), George Rhodosthenous (Dir.), stage@leeds 

For a general audience interested in the telling of stories from the ancient world in the modern world, these three pre-performance talks by experts in the University of Leeds’ Classics Department make connections between Greek myths and Euripides’ original tragedy (Orestes) and Alex Clark’s modern production version. Each talk takes a different approach and focuses on different aspects of the story of Orestes and ways of telling that story both within and alongside Orestes, but all are intended to enhance the audience members’ experience of that production. Suitable for stand-alone listening or as a series.

Saturday 19th March 2011

Prof. Malcolm Heath (Greek myth) “I blame the parents”: Orestes’ dysfunctional family


Slides “I blame the parents” PowerPoint

Friday 18th March 2011

Dr. Roger Brock (Greek history) Polis and Politics in Euripides’ Orestes


Thursday 17th March 2011

Dr. Eleanor OKell (Performance/Theatre archaeology) Stage tricks and surprises: audience expectation and Euripides’ Orestes


Slides Stage Tricks and Surprises PowerPoint

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