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Greek drama – Jan Haywood

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This session, covers some of the elements that make Greek drama interesting and important. You will be introduced to both tragedy and comedy, including the themes of the plays and the ways in which they were staged. You will explore:

  • the stories and their meaning at the civic level
  • the concept of theatrical competition in Athens and the importance of religious life in the city
  • examples of Greek drama, including some very well-known plays and our own personal favourites that introduced us to the world of the Greek theatre.
Presentation time: 
Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 14:15
With: 

Christine Plastow

Christine Plastow completed her PhD at University College London in 2016, and is a Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Open University.

Jan Haywood

Jan Haywood completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool in 2013, before teaching Classics and Ancient History at the University of Liverpool and the University of Leicester. She joined the Open University as a Lecturer in Classical Studies in January 2017.

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