Workshop on the performance of Greek tragedy with ANAHAT THEATRE (2 October, 2-5pm)

Thursday 26 September 2019


On Wed 2 October, 2-5pm, in Arts Seminar 1, Andrea Cabrera Luna of Anahat Theatre Company ( will lead a workshop on the performance of choral passages from Greek tragedy.

Our case study will be the first stasimon (often known as the ‘Binding Song’) of Aeschylus’ Eumenides, in which the chorus of Furies surround Orestes and threaten him with an assortment of grisly punishments for killing his mother.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn from an experienced theatre practitioner, and no prior knowledge of the text or familiarity with Greek tragedy is required. The focus will be on movement and gesture, so comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended, but don’t worry if you have no experience of performance – most of us will be complete beginners! By bringing a choral ode to life in this way, our aim will be to gain insights into the richness of tragic choral poetry and the challenges of performing it.

If you are interested in attending, please email Michael Carroll (mjc33) so we can keep an eye on numbers and send you a scan of the text.

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