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From Antiquity to Modernity. Performing Greek and Roman Drama in Modern Europe - 22-23-24-25-26/05/2019, Prague (Czech Republic)



FECHA /DATE/DATA: 22-23-24-25-26/05/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Centre for Classical Studies at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic)




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May 22, 2019


17.30 Registration
18.00 Welcome drink


May 23, 2019


8.30 Registration
9.00 Institutional greetings


Panel 1: Modes of Performing Classical Drama Around Europe and Beyond
9.20 KEYNOTE: Edith Hall, King’s College, London ‒ Performing Euripides and Ezra Pound’s Metrical Modernism

10.00 C. W. Marshall, University of British Columbia 
‒ Performing Tragedy in The Brazen Age

10.30 Peter Swallow, King’s College, London 
‒ Aristophanes in the Phrontisterion: Staging Old Comedy in Oxford and Cambridge 1883‒1914


11.15 Jakub Čechvala, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha 
‒ Appropriation through Gaps. Czech Reception of Greek Tragedy in the 19th and at the Beginning of the 20th Century

11.45 Dmitry Trubochkin, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Moscow 
‒ Ancient Drama and the Russian Psychological Theatre 

LUNCH BREAK (own arrangements) 12.15‒14.15

Panel 2: Theorizing Discourse: Bridging and Exploiting the Gaps
15.15 KEYNOTE: Henri Schoenmakers, Universiteit Utrecht & Friedrich–Alexander Universität Erlangen, Nürnberg 
‒ Re-contextualization as a dramaturgical strategy

14.55 Athina Kavoulaki, University of Crete, Rethymno 
‒ The challenge of ritual: exploring ritual dynamics in 5th-century drama


15.30 Hallie Marshall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 
‒ Ruins and Fragments: The impact of material culture on the plays of Tony Harrison

16.00 Martin Pšenička, Charles University, Praha 
‒ Aesthetics of Uncanny (Unheimliche) in Ancient Tragedy

16.30 Dana LaCourse Munteanu, Ohio State University, Newark, Ohio 
‒ Woody Allen on Aristotle on Greek Tragedy: the ‘Poetics’ Meets Hollywood

May 24, 2019

Panel 3: Staging Classical Drama After 2000 
9.15 KEYNOTE: Freddy Decreus, Universiteit Gent 
‒ The ritual theatre of Theodoros Terzopoulos, or how to stage a ‘bodymind’ as a special form of everyday life?

9.55 Özlem Hemiş, Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Istanbul 
‒ The Historical Encounter of East and West in Aeschylus’ The Persians

10.25 Martina Treu, Università IULM (Milan, Italy) and CRIMTA (Centro Interdipartimentale Multimediale Teatro Antico), Università di Pavia, Italy 
‒ Aeschylus’s heritage: Greek tragedy in Sicily


11.15 Nurit Yaari, Tel Aviv University 
‒ Theatre space and spectators experience: Seneca’s Thyestes at Carmel Market, Tel Aviv

11.45 Maddalena Giovanelli, Università degli Studi di Milano 
‒ Onomastikomodein? Political Aristophanes in Italian productions

LUNCH BREAK (own arrangements) 12.15‒14.00

14.00 Anastasia Bakogianni, Massey University, New Zealand 
‒ Antipodean Antigones: Performing Sophocles’ Tragedy Down Under

14.30 Malika Bastin-Hammou, Université Grenoble-Alpes 
‒ Staging Menander in the Francophone world

15.00 Dáša Čiripová, Theatre Institute, Bratislava 
‒ The pressure of exclusivity: stage productions of Classical Drama in Slovakia at the beginning of the 21st century


15.50 Eva Stehlíková, Masaryk University, Brno 
‒ Medea for Ever. Dramaturgical transformations in staging Classical Drama in the Czech Republic (1925‒2018)

16.20 Cleo Protokhristova, Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski 
‒ Bulgarian stage productions of Medea in the twenty-first century

16.50 Romain Piana, Université de Paris III, Sorbonne nouvelle 
‒ Greek and Roman drama on French stage in the database Théâtre antique en France

May 25, 2019

Panel 4: War, Peace, and Politics: Enacting the Distressed Self & Other
9.00 KEYNOTE: George Harrison, Carleton University, Ottawa 
‒ Choral Reconciliation in the Octavia and Hercules Oetaeus: modern sex scandals for the ancient stage

9.40 Monica Centanni, Università IUAV di Venezia 
‒ Did Osama Bin Laden’s mother read The Persians by Aeschylus?

10.10 Évelyne Ertel, Université de Paris III, Sorbonne nouvelle 
‒ The Persians in the Gulf War


11.00 Eliška Poláčková, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague ‒ Masaryk University, Brno 
‒ A Glimmer of Hope With Plautus. Frejka’s Pseudolus in the National Theatre, Prague, 1942

11.30 Alena Sarkissian, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague – Charles University, Praha 
‒ Greek Tragedy at the National Theatre during the Nazi occupation

12.00 Efthymios Kaltsounas, Tonia Karaoglou, Natalia Minioti and Eleni Papazoglou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 
‒ Imaginings of Antiquity and Ancient Drama Performances in Greece (1975‒1995): Between Ideology and Style


14.30 Annual Meeting of the Network of Research and Documentation of Ancient Greek Drama

May 26, 2019

9.30 Annual Meeting of the Network of Research and Documentation of Ancient Greek Drama 

12.00 Conclusions


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