Re-embodying and Rethinking Greek and Roman Drama in Modern Times


Rooted in a range of approaches to the reception of classical drama, the chapters in this book reflect, in one way or another, that Greek and Roman drama in performance is an ongoing dialogue between the culture(s) of the original and the target culture of its translation/adaptation/performance. The individual case studies highlight the various ways in which the tradition of Greek and Roman plays in performance has been extremely productive, but also the ways in which it has engaged, at times dangerously, in political and social discourse.

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Alena Sarkissian is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy in the Czech Academy of Sciences, working at the intersection between Theatre Studies and Classical Philology. Her research focuses on Greek drama and its reception, especially in Byzantium and Czech culture. She is an academic consultant for Czech theatre practitioners staging classical drama.
Eliška Kubartová is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at Palacký University in Olomouc. Her research interests include ancient Roman theatre and theatre translation; she co-authored the first Czech translation of Plautus’ Curculio and dramaturged its student production.
Hallie Marshall is an Associate Professor of Theatre Studies in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia. Her research centres on Theatre History, particularly ancient Greek theatre and its reception in later periods.
Contributors are: Anastasia Bakogianni, Jakub Čechvala, Freddy Decreus, Maddalena Giovanelli, Edith Hall, George W. M. Harrison, Athena Kavoulaki, Eliška Kubartová, Dana LaCourse Munteanu , C. W. Marshall, Hallie Marshall, Romain Piana, Alena Sarkissian, Peter Swallow, Martina Treu.
Academics and (post)graduate students (theatre and performance studies, classical philology, literary and cultural histories), theatre practitioners, libraries
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