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Euripides' Medea 2018

Ancient Drama Festival for Schools 2018

The students and staff at the University of Warwick Department of Classics and Ancient History would like to invite teachers and students to our Annual Ancient Drama Festival for Schools on Friday 19 January 2018.

The 2018 Warwick drama day for schools focused around performance of Euripides’ Medea, directed by Asha Martin. The play was produced by the Classics students at Warwick, and was performed on the Main Stage of the prestigious Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

Watch the trailer here:

Medea 2018 Trailer

Watch the performance here:

Medea 2018 Performance

Supporting the performance, the Department offered a series of lectures and seminars specifically for school students to link in with Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History, Drama and English syllabuses at GCSE and AS/A2 (no previous knowledge of the subject area or play will be expected). These included:

  • Dr Michael Scott (Associate Professor of Classics) on ‘Killing family in Greek Tragedy
  • Dr Emmanuela Bakola (Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Language and Literature), on ‘Euripides’ Medea on the Athenian Theatrical Stage
  • Mr Clive Letchford (Teaching Fellow in Greek and Latin) on ‘Medea and the modern feminist movement
  • Dr David Fearn (Reader in Greek Language and Literature) on ‘Female speech in Euripides’ Medea
  • Dr Victoria Rimell (Associate Professor in Latin Language and Literature) on ‘Medea in Rome
  • Dr Emily Hauser (Research Fellow, Harvard University) on ‘Women in fifth-century Athens’.

medea poster

Medea 2018 Programme

programme cover

Video from a previous Ancient Drama Festival: