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Introduction to Ancient Greek Theatre and Drama II, The Plays

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Term 3 (Tuesday, 7-9pm)

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Course Dates

24th April 2018 – 29th May 2018

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Course Leader

Maria Palaska
Course Description

Course overview

This is the first part of a two-part course on Classical Greek Theatre and Drama: the first part covers the theoretical knowledge of theatre in Greek antiquity while the second part is a close reading of representative masterpieces of Classical Greek drama and hence a more hands-on approach to Classical Greek Theatre and Drama.


This first part covers the birth of theatre, both as a concept and a practice, the classical Amphitheatre and the technical aspects of a theatre production in Classical Athens. The module also involves an acquaintance and understanding of the social, political and educational importance of theatre in Classical times.


Please note: Attending this module does not, in any way, commit students to attending the second module. Both modules are independent units.



Aims and learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will have gained:


  • A knowledge of the origins of theatre.


  • A knowledge of the parts of the amphitheatre and their function.


  • A sound knowledge and understanding of theatrical practice in Ancient Greece.


  • An awareness of the role and importance of theatre and drama in Classical Athenian society

Summary of teaching and learning methods

This course will comprise the following teaching and learning methods:

  • Mini lectures


  • Class-led seminars


  • Videos followed by discussion

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