UCL Classical Play: Euripides’ Electra and Public Engagement Programme

UCL Classical Drama Society and the Department of Greek and Latin, in association with the Bloomsbury Theatre, present the 2022 Classical Play:

Euripides’ Electra

Directed by Zoë Morris with associate director Lucy Ruddiman and produced by Meg Grant

In a modern English translation by Emily Wilson

  • Wednesday 9th February 7.30pm
  • Thursday 10th February 2.30pm & 7.30pm
  • Friday 11th February 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, WC1H 0AH

Book your place here!  

 

Public Engagement Programme 

To complement the production of Euripides’ Electra we shall be offering a series of public lectures and workshops which aim to illuminate the play and its context and bring ancient drama to life for a modern generation. We are also building a digital Study Guide where you’ll find short essays and videos on Euripides’ dramatic technique, his Electra, the play’s reception and also, more generally, on how to stage a Greek tragedy today then and now – we have asked Dr Anastasia Bakogianni (Massey University), Dr Estelle Baudou (Dramaturg), Dr Lucy Jackson (Durham), Dr Michael Loy (British School of Athens), Dr Antony Makrinos (UCL), Alex Silverman (Music Director, Composer), Professor Oliver Taplin (Oxford), and Dr Rosie Wyles (Kent) to guide us through this exciting journey. All resources will be uploaded and released starting from the second week of January on our Study Guide Section.

 

We will be offering the following events, free of charge and open to all:

Pre-show talks:

6-7pm, 9 February: to attend in person, book here, to view the talk online, book here:

Professor Emily Wilson (UPenn University): ‘Translating Euripides’ Electra. In Conversation with Emily Wilson’

6-7pm, 10 February: to attend in person, book here, to view the talk online, book here:

Professor Rosa Andújar (King’s College London): ‘Euripides’ Electra. In Conversation with Rosa Andújar’

6-7pm, 11 February: to attend in person, book here, to view the talk online, book here:

Professor Isabelle Torrance (Aarhus University): ‘The Place of Electra in the Oeuvre of Euripides, Then and Now’

 

Workshops:

3-5pm, 9 February: to attend in person, book here:

Dr David Bullen (Royal Holloway, Theatre Director): ‘Performing Chorality’

4.30-5.30pm, 10 February: to attend in person, book here:

Dr Michael Loy (British School of Athens): ‘What Euripides’ audience saw and what he wanted them to see’

 

For any questions about registration, please contact [email protected].

 

We hope to see you there, whether online or in person. Check the department website, our Instagram @uclgreekplay and Facebook Page – Euripides’ Electra UCL Classical Play 2022 for regular updates.