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Intensive course 2006


Intensive Course on the study and performance of Ancient Greek Drama


1 2006The fifth Intensive Course on the Study and Performance of Ancient Greek Drama took place in Ligourio, Epidavros from 2 to 16 July, 2006. The Intensive Course was organised by the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama with the collaboration of the Municipality of Asklipieion, Epidavros.
The following professors participated in the seminars:

Minas Alexiadis, University of Athens (“Opera, Μusic Τheatre and Αncient Greek Drama. Persians and “(Art a) Xerxes” in the operatic repertoire”)

Herman Altena, University of Utrecht (“Performance analysis: modern theatre versions of Bacchae” and “The (electric) music theatre of Paul Koek”)

Freddy Decreus, University of Gent (“The Persians between East and West. Some reflections on Western ‘Crusades’ and the ‘Axis of Evil'”)

Evelyn Ertel, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III (“The chorus in French modern performances of the Persai and other plays”)

Maria de Fátima Silva, University of Coimbra (“Building success: Persians and Greeks at Salamis”)

Erika Fischer- Lichte, Free University of Berlin (“Between theatre and ritual. Performances of Greek tragedies since 1970”)

Lorna Hardwick, Open University (“Translating Greek tragedy for the page and for the Stage”)

Mary Hart, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (“Theater Culture in Ancient Greek Art”)

Grigoris Ioannidis, University of Athens, (Images of hikesia in Modern Greek theatre”)

Vassilis Lambrinoudakis, University of Athens, responsible for the excavations in the archeological site of Epidaurus, Greece (“The archaeological setting of the theatrical activity at Epidaurus”)

Eleni Papazoglou, University of Thessaloniki (“Character and Characterization in Greek Tragedy”)

Henri Schoenmakers, University of Erlangen (“Dramaturgy and the aesthetics of Production: a. Society, theatre and emotions, b. We are not ancient Greeks”)

Bernd Seidensticker, Free University of Berlin (“Character and Characterization in Greek Tragedy”)

Eva Stehlíková, Mazaryk University of Prague (“Performance of classical play as a political activity sui generis”)

Professor Oliver Taplin, University of Oxford (“Visualising ancient tragedy with the help of painted iconography”)

Apostolos Vettas, University of Thessaloniki (“Ancient theatre, lights and shadows”)

Angela Zachou (“Introduction on Music composed for the performances of Ancient Greek Drama”).

A detailed presentation of the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama and its activities was made by Professor, Platon Mavromoustakos (University of Athens), who also spoke about theatrical space (“Greek spaces, images and views: We and the Ancients”).

2 2006During the seminars, the participants attended rehearsals and the performance of Euripides’ The suppliants by Theseum Ensemble – Veenfabriek (5 & 7 July respectively), the rehearsal and performance of Aeschylus’ The Persians by the National Theatre of Greece, (12 & 14July). The attendants also had the chance to discuss with actors and the directors of the performances Paul Koek and Lydia Koniordou, as well as with the Director of the Hellenic Festival, George Loukos.
Actors Reni Pittaki and Akyllas Karazisis, directors Victor Ardittis, Nikaiti Kontouri and Stathis Livathinos and composers Christos Leontis and Filippos Tsalahouris (who spoke about the different kinds of incidental music in a play) participated in the seminars as guests.

The participants of the course can be found here.