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Warwick University Classics Department's Ancient Drama Day for Schools

The day will focus around a special schools' performance of Aristophanes Thesmophoriazusae, produced and directed by the Classics students at Warwick (translated into English by Clive Letchford, Teaching Fellow in the department), to be performed in the main theatre of Warwick University’s prestigious Arts Centre. This event will be part of Warwick University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Supporting the performance, we are organising 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 include:


- An introduction to the world of ancient theatre


- An examination of the main themes of the Thesmophoriazusae


- A comparison of the different forms of ancient comedy


- Close analysis of several ancient comedies and their relationship to tragedy


- An investigation into the links between ancient drama and modern drama


- A study of the place of women within ancient Greek culture


- A workshop on the problems and opportunities of producing ancient drama in the modern era

 The day will begin at 11am and finish at 5pm. Detailed timings will be announced in due course. There will be no cost for the event, but attendees are asked to organise their own transportation and lunch (there are many venues on campus from which to purchase food).

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