Press Release: Goldhill, How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today
The Sacramento Theatre Company reimagines Euripides’ Electra as Electricidad, while off-Broadway’s Signature Theatre puts on Iphigenia 2.0 and an Indian director stages Raja Oedipus, an adaptation of the famous Sophocles play featuring Karbi gods and goddesses in place of the original Greek deities: if you’ve seen any of these recent performances—or one of their countless counterparts on stages across the globe—you’ve experienced the timelessness, renewed popularity, and ever-broadening reach of Greek tragedy. But how are today’s productions different from their ancient peers? What are the best strategies for interpreting these dramas on contemporary stages? In this follow-up to his acclaimed Love, Sex & Tragedy: How the Ancient World Shapes our Lives, renowned classicist Simon Goldhill responds to these questions (and many others) with his long-awaited guide How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today.
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