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Theatrical Events


  1. Panel Discussion and Staged Reading
    Friday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m.

    Staged Reading of excerpts from Aeschylus’ Oresteia
    Saturday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m.

  2. STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN HOMERIC TIMES
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    A dramatic reading of excerpts from Homer’s Iliad
    Translation by Robert Fagles
    Courage, tragic loss, anger and also extraordinary nobility and generosity in the midst of battle—these are the values enshrined in Homer’s great epic, the earliest literature of Europe that survives today...



  3. Powerful Voices: Women in Ancient Greek Drama
    Sunday, December 7, 2008

    Excerpts from plays by:
    Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles and Aristophanes



  4. Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War
    Monday, March 17th, 2008

    Dramatic reading of selected passages from
    THUCYDIDES' HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
    Commentary by Dr. Josiah Ober, Professor of Classics and Political Science; Constantinos Mitsotakis Chair, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, California
    Directed by David Muse, Associate Director, Shakespeare Theatre Company Dramatic reading by professional actors



  5. Selections of Homer's Odyssey
    Thursday, October 25, 2007

    Organisation: Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Hellenic Museum and Hellenic Center of Chicago
    Translation by Robert Fagles
    Commentary by Professor Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
    Dramatic reading by professional actors
    Directed by David Muse, Associate Director, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C



  6. Selections of Homer's Odyssey
    Thursday, October 11, 2007

    The Parthenon, Centennial Park, Nashville
    Translation by Robert Fagles
    Commentary by Professor Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University Dramatic reading by professional actors
    Directed by David Muse, Associate Director, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.



  7. Literary Event at the Atrium Café
    Wednesday, September 26, 2007

    A literary evening with Ersi Sotiropoulos, winner of the Greek State Prize for Literature and the prestigious Book Critics' Award for Zigzag through the Bitter-Orange Trees (2006), and John Chioles, Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University.



  8. Selections from Homer's Odyssey
    Thursday, May 31, 2007

    THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
    Dramatic reading by professional actors
    This event is pure theater, a performance by accomplished actors who bring to life the drama of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey, translated into English...



  9. Thucydides' History of The Peloponnesian War
    Thursday, November 16, 2006

    Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University In collaboration with Yale University
    The Spartans debate whether to go to war; Pericles urges the Athenians not to yield to Spartan threats. The two sides expose the issues and considerations that historically have often led to war. Pericles delivers his famous funeral oration setting forth the highest ideals of the civilization of Classical Athens...



  10. Selections from Homer's Odyssey
    Monday, February 6, 2006

    Under the Auspices of the Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Mr. Alexandros Mallias,TThe Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA)
    In collaboration with the Shakespeare Theatre Company
    This event is theater, pure theater, bringing to life the drama of the Homeric Odyssey as translated into poetic English and performed by accomplished actors...



  11. Selections from Homer's Odyssey
    Monday, October 17, 2005

    This event is theater, pure theater, bringing to life the drama of the Homeric Odyssey as translated into poetic English and performed by accomplished actors...



  12. Homer's Iliad
    Sunday, April 3, 2005

    Stanford University and The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA)
    In war, passions run high. The pain of battle brings out the best in people and also the worst...



  13. Homer's Iliad
    Sunday, November 21, 2004

    MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
    On the occasion of the exhibition Games of gods: the greek athlete and the olympic spirit Commentary by Dr. Gregory Nagy Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature, Havard University
    Dramatic Reading by Equity Actors Directed by David Muse Assistant Director, The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C....



  14. Thucydides' History of The Peloponnesian War
    Thursday, June 3, 2004

    A dramatic reading of selected passages from Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War. The Spartans debate whether to go to war; Pericles urges the Athenians not to yield to Spartan threats. The two sides expose the issue and considerations that have often in history led competing states of fight. Pericles delivers his famous funeral oration setting fourth the highest ideals of civilizations of Classical Athens...



  15. The Iliad
    Tuesday, May 18, 2004

    Passions run high in war. The pain of battle brings out the best in people and also the worst. Enemies may be merciless, but they may also respect one another and find it in their hearts to show pity. The deaths of friends cause agony, yet the closest allies may quarrel. Three thousand years ago, Homer described the glory of war and its viciousness, the stress and strain and also the extraordinary acts of nobility, better than any poet has done since...



  16. The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah B. Brevoort
    Thursday, May 8, 2003

    Private viewing for students and guests of the Onassis Foundation (USA)



  17. The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah B. Brevoort
    Monday, February 25, 2002

    Winner of the 2001 Onassis International Theatrical Competition, Silver Medal 2001 Kennedy Center Award from the Fund for New American Plays With Ellen Parker, Stephen Lang, Pauline Flanagan, Sandra Shipley, Eve Roberts, Lynn Cohen and Gerry Bamman. Directed by Liz Diamond.



  18. Theatrical Week
    Monday, October 1 - Sunday, October 7, 2001

    The National Theater of Greece, The second Summer Academy of Theater
    "The National Theater of Greece: 100 Years' Presence" Lecture by Eleni Varopoulou, Artistic Director of the Summer Academy of Theater Young Women in Shakespeare and Heine
    "Nine Figures of Fate" Performance directed by Constantinos Arvanitakis...

  19. Theater
    Thursday, September 27, 2001

    "Past Times: Three Stories of Nostalgia", "The Homesick Wife" by Alexandros Papadiamantes
    "The Only Journey of His Life" by Georgios Vizyenos
    "The Concealed Poppy, excerpt from Life in the Tomb" by Strates Myriveles Adapted and Directed by Avra Sidiropoulou Performed by Pamela Sabaugh, Frederick Backus, Tom Dale Keever, Audrey Todd and Moshe Yassur. Pianist: Michiko Simanjuntak



  20. Greece in Poetry: Past and Present
    Wednesday, April 11, 2001

    A Literary Evening with readings from Homer, Cavafy, Seferis, Ritsos, Davetas, Kontos and from poems related to Homeric Sources
    In cooperation with PEN American Center and the Greek Press Office




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