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Thucydides Dramaticus in Greece

June 25, 2018 - July 14, 2018


“Thucydides Dramaticus: The Theater of War” immerses participants in Ancient Greek Theater and introduces them to the study of the Peloponnesian War. The program’s interdisciplinary approach of History, Archaeology, and Theater makes for an original and exciting learning experience of Classical Greece. “Theater of War” culminates with an exciting finale of a public performance at an ancient theatral area in an archaeological site, where students will perform an original play based on Thucydides’ History.

The program builds on its successful 2016 and 2017 productions, where Greek, American, and international students performed in the established Aisxylia Festival and the Ancient Theater of Messene. Audiences and critics were enthusiastic, with later, encore performances taking place in theaters, festivals and universities.

Through history and on-site archaeology lectures by leading scholars, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Peloponnesian War and a clearer sense of its physical and cultural landscape. Coupled with rehearsals alongside leading Greek directors and actors, this knowledge of Thucydides’ world will deepen their artistic vision and prepare them for the exciting finale of “Theater of War”.

On a daily basis the three-week program includes:

  • Drama workshops, rehearsals and performances.
  • Lectures and classes on the history of the Peloponnesian War.
  • Visits and on-site teaching at selected archaeological sites, museums and ancient theaters.
  • Artistic activities, open discussions, attending theatrical performances and other cultural experiences.”
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June 25, 2018
July 14, 2018
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Hellenic Education & Research Center


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