This is something a little different to the rest of the posts you’ll find here, a Launch Day announcement, you could say. Starting Saturday 31st July and each Saturday following, I will be doing a regular commentary on the Centre of Hellenic Studies ‘Reading Greek Tragedy Online’ stream project.
Each Wednesday at 3pm EST (8PM BST), CHS, with Out of Chaos Theatre perform a selection of scenes from the chosen tragedy of the week and Joel Christensen, of Brandeis University, hosts a discussion on the play with guest academics and the actors and actresses within the performance.
As things stand, they have currently read sixteen tragedies (and one comedy, they needed a break for some reason, I wonder why…) so I have lots of catching up to do, but will make my way through the backlog as time allows and Saturday evenings I will post my commentary on that week’s stream.
For now though, I want to thank CHS, Joel, and the folks from Out of Chaos for all the hard work they’ve done over the last few months to put this together for us all during lockdown. So stay tuned folks, and I will see you next week with what could be a rather interesting commentary of a special episode of RGTO focusing on The Chorus and it’s many intricacies.
Go check out:
- The Centre of Hellenic Studies
2. Out of Chaos Theatre
3. Joel Christensen