Ancient Drama Festival 2018
The Ancient Drama Festival 2018 took place on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 January. The Drama day for schools (19 January) 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.
We’d like to thank IATL, Warwick Innovation Fund, Warwick Impact Fund, and Warwick Widening Participation Fund for providing us with all the financial support we needed to produce a truly spectacular Classics Play this year.
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 2018 Programme