• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 42 days


Greek theatre, mostly developed in Athens, is the root of Western tradition, while the word’s root also originates as Greek. It was part of a performance culture that evolved in classical Greece and included festivals, religious rituals, politics, funerals and many more. Tragedy is also a word originated from Greece and  as it turns out, the dramatic performances were really important to the Athenians.

The Theatre - An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future course at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens answers to questions like: In what context was ancient Greek drama written and produced in classical Athens? What was a performance of tragedy and comedy like? What factors did contribute to the survival of a small number of ancient plays to present day? When did the first modern public production take place? Which are the most significant trends and tendencies observed in the staging of ancient Greek drama in modern times?

Furthermore, the participant will have the opportunity to learn why the Classical Period is considered as the Golden Age of the Greek drama plus how Ancient drama gets to be performed in modern times and in contemporary European productions. Once you enroll, you’ll start a fascinating journey of ancient Greek drama from the time and place of its creation until its contemporary prominence. All of the above will be analyzed further and in detail in this online course part of the Arts and Culture category. After successfully completing the lessons, the participant will receive a training certificate while acquiring a unique experience into the marvelous world of Theatre.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 days
    • Duration description
      Duration: 6 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Ancient Greek theatre in 5th Century BC
  • Performing Ancient Greek Drama in modern times I: Europe (16th-21st centuries)
  • Performing Ancient Greek Drama in modern times: Greece (20th-21st cent.)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

This course is addressed not only to those interested in ancient Greek drama who wish to explore its scenic realization through time, but also to those interested in performance history in general, given that ancient Greek drama has always been an intrinsic part of Western European theatrical culture, and thus can be regarded as a barometer of theatrical developments.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    200 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    200 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
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