2013 UCL Classical Play

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The UCL Classical Drama Society and the Department of Greek and Latin, in association with the Bloomsbury Theatre, present the 2013 Classical Play:

Euripides’ Trojan Women
Directed by Rebecca Speller
Translation by Alan Shapiro

Tues 5th February at 7.30pm
Wed 6th February at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thu 7th February at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Ancient Plays for Modern Minds: A Public Engagement Programme

To complement the production of Trojan Women, the UCL Department of Greek & Latin shall be offering a series of talks and workshops which aim to illuminate the play and its context and to bring Euripides to life for a modern generation. This exciting programme includes talks by academic experts on ancient drama and its reception, as well as interactive workshops by contemporary theatre practitioners. There are events on every day of the play’s performance, and each talk or workshop deals with an important angle of interpreting or performing the play. All of our speakers have experience in working with schools, and the events will be suitable for students of Classics, Classical Studies, and Drama, as well as accessible to those without prior experience of Greek drama.

In 2013 we will be offering the following events:

Tuesday 5th February

3.15-5.15pm – Participatory Workshop: David Stuttard: ‘What’s Hecuba to Him?’

6.00-7.00pm – Public Talk by Professor Simon Goldhill (Cambridge)

Wednesday 6th February

3.15-5.15pm – Participatory Workshop: Russell Bender: ‘Physical Approaches to the Greek Chorus’

6.00-7.00pm – Public Talk by Professor Chris Carey (UCL)

Thursday 7th February

3.15-5.15pm – Participatory Workshop: Deborah Pugh: ‘Pushing The Space in Choral Work’

6.00-7.00pm – Public Talk by Dr Rosa Andújar (UCL)

All events are free of charge and open to all. However, the participatory nature of the workshops means that space is limited, and pre-booking is therefore essential. We would also recommend pre-booking for the lectures, in order to avoid potential disappointment on the day: please reserve places for your group by emailing Dr Rosa Andújar at r.andujar AT ucl.ac.uk. The workshops will last approximately 2 hours; the talks will last approximately 45 minutes, with time for questions at the end. Please note that workshop participants should be aged 16 and above.
For more information, including venue information for each event, please visit our website:


Tickets are available on the Bloomsbury Theatre website:


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