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.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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