27 May, 19:00
Lecture, Foyer

Timely Theatre in Ancient Greece

A program of the Theatrum Mundi laboratory jointly with the School of Contemporary Spectators and Listeners
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This seminar will discuss the problems of poetics and interpretation of ancient Greek tragedy. How did ancient playwrights treat traditional mythological plots, inserting their own meanings into them? What are these meanings: do the plays involve present-day political circumstances, or are they addressed to eternal moral questions? How are these meanings expressed in the artistic fabric of the works? What creates the aesthetic impact of ancient tragedy? What do ancient plays preserve and what do they lose in modern productions?
 

Speakers:

Nikolai Grintser holds a PhD in Classical Philology. He is the director of the School of Contemporary Humanities Studies at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, and a member of the Bureau of the Russian Association of Antiquaries. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals Herald of Ancient History and Questions of Literature.

Boris Nikolsky holds a PhD in Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology. He is a leading Researcher at the Research Laboratory of Ancient Culture.

 

Moderator:
Maria Neklyudova, co-founder of Theatrum Mundi, Head of the Research Laboratory for Historical and Cultural Studies.

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