Open House | Performing Ancient Greek Lyric and Music, with Bettina Joy de Guzman

We were excited to welcome Bettina Joy de Guzman for an Open House entitled “Performing Ancient Greek lyric and music.” The event took place on Friday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m. EST and was recorded. To get ready for the event, you can watch: Sophocles Antigone, Parados Rediscovering Ancient Greek Music You can watch the on our YouTube channel or in the frame below. Mentioned during the discussion: W. Sydney… Read more

Book Club | October 2019: Greek and Roman Actors

For October’s Book Club, we will be reading selections from Greek and Roman Actors: Aspects of an Ancient Profession, edited by Pat Easterling and Edith Hall, which will provide the opportunity to read different perspectives about various aspects of theatrical performance in ancient Greece. Our suggested readings are: Chapter 1: “The singing actors of antiquity” by Edith Hall Chapter 6: “Looking for the actor’s art in Aristotle” by G.M. Sifakis… Read more

Open House | Recall Strategies in the Iliad, with Lynn Kozak

For the first Open House discussion of Fall 2019, we were delighted to welcome Lynn Kozak, McGill University, to discuss ‘Recall Strategies in the Iliad‘. The event took place on Thursday, September 12, at 11 a.m. EDT and was recorded. In connection with this discussion, you might like to read Iliad 16; Iliad 22 You can watch it on our YouTube channel, or in the frame below. Lynn Kozak… Read more

Reading Homer aloud: pronunciation, rhythm, enjambments

In this video, Keith Stone asks Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame about reading Homeric poetry aloud. Topics include: pronunciation and its changes through time; pausing at enjambments; mastering the rhythm by memorizing passages; fixed metrical patterns; rhythm built into the language; predictability of ends of hexameter lines. Examples taken from:[1] Odyssey 1.187–193 (enjambments): ξεῖνοι δʼ ἀλλήλων πατρώιοι εὐχόμεθʼ εἶναι ἐξ ἀρχῆς, εἴ πέρ τε γέροντʼ εἴρηαι ἐπελθὼν Λαέρτην… Read more

Antigone Project | Antigone lines 997–1114: Ukraine

We are pleased to share the next installment of the recordings of Antigone, taken from lines 997–1114. This excerpt begins when Antigone is led away by the guards. Tiresias warns Creon about his actions. Credits A special thank you to all involved with this production. Facilitators Lyceum № 208 in Kyiv , 02002, Ovanesa Tumanyana str. 2, Kyiv The theatre of the modern drama and comedy Rusanivska Nabererzna 12,… Read more