DIDASKALIA

LISTINGS: PERFORMANCES: EUROPE AND THE UK

GREECE

Athens Festival 1994
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Athens, Greece

Tuesday, August 9

Theatrical Monologue
Dramatized narration inspired by the life of the Byzantine Empress Theodora
Directed by Michael Cacoyanis
Starring Irene Pappas
Music by Vangelis Papthanassiou

Saturday, August 20

Aristophanes' Plutus
Directed by Stamatis Fassoulis
National Theatre of Greece

Sunday, September 25

Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex
Presented by the Opera de Monte Carlo
with the participation of the Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of
Monte Carlo
Featuring S. Leiferkus as Creon,
V. Cole as Oedipus, A. Papatziakou as Jocasta.

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Epidavros Festival 1994
Ancient Theater of Epidavros

July 2-3

Aeschylus' Suppliant Women
Directed by Stavros Doufexis
Produced by the Centre for Study and
Practical Realisation of the Ancient Greek Drama

July 9-10

Sophocles' Antigone
Directed by Alexandru Tocilescu
Produced by the Teatro Bulandra di Bucarest

July 16-17

Aristophanes' Clouds
Directed by Korais Damatis
Produced by the National Theatre of Greece

July 23-24

Euripides' Hecuba
Directed by Kostas Tsianos
Produced by the National Theatre of Greece

July 30-31

Aeschylus' Oresteia
Directed by Peter Stein
Produced by the Peter Stein Theatre Company

August 6-7

Sophocles' Maidens of Trachis
Directed by Spyros A. Evangelatos
Produced by Amphi-Theatre

August 13-14

Aristophanes' Plutus
Directed by Mimis Kougioumtzis
Produced by Karolos Koun's Art Theatre

August 20-21

Aristophanes' Birds
Directed by Evis Gavrilides
Produced by the Theatrical Organisation of Cyprus

August 27-28

Aristophanes' Birds
Directed by Andreas Voutsinas
Produced by the State Theatre of Northern Greece

September 3-4

Aristophanes' Lysistrata
Directed by Sir Peter Hall
Produced by the Peter Hall Theatre Company

For further information contact:
The Greek National Tourist Organization
Olympic Tower
845 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
U.S.A.
Tel. (212) 421-5777
Fax (212) 826-6940

ENGLAND

Euripides Troades
Performed entirely in Greek in an open-air theater

July 1-2 and 4-7
3:00 and 8:30 PM

Bradfield College
The Close
Bradfield
ENGLAND

Box office: (0734) 744208


ITALY

XXXIII SEASON OF CLASSICAL PRODUCTIONS
IN THE GREEK THEATER AT SYRACUSE
Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico
May 12-Jume 19, 1994

Aeschylus' Agamemnon
translated by Umberto Albini
directed by Roberto De Simone

Aeschylus' Prometheus
directed by Antonio Calenda

Aristophanes' Acharnians
directed by Egisto Marcucci

Performances at 6:30/7:00 PM and 10:00 AM Tickets L.15,000-60,000

(All productions in Italian)
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For details contact:
C. Gile
Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico
Corso Matteotti, 29
96100 Siracusa
Sicily
(0931) 67415
Fax: (0931) 21424

For tickets call: 0931/463909
Fax: 0931/69117

Please note that accomodations in and around Syracuse are very
crowded in May and June, and make your reservations accordingly.

There will be a seminar about the performances May 31-June 1.

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VII SEASON OF CLASSICAL PRODUCTIONS
IN THE GREEK THEATER AT SEGESTA
Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico

July 3-August 14
Performances at 19:15

Plautus' Curculius
Directed by Giancarlo Sammartano

Plautus' Truculentus
Directed by Giancarlo Sammartano

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July 27-August 8
Performances at 18:30

F. Hoelderlin's Empedocles
Directed by Roberto Gucciardini

For details contact:
C. Gile
Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico
Corso Matteotti, 29
96100 Siracusa
Sicily
(0931) 67415
Fax: (0931) 21424

For tickets call: 0931/463909
Fax: 0931/69117


NETHERLANDS

Aeschylus' Persians
Transl.: Evert Straat

Directed by Hans Croiset & Toer van Schayk.
Het Nationale Toneel

April 28 - June 4
Den Haag, Theater aan het Spui
Tel. +31 (70) 3465280; +31 (70) 3565363
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The Antigone production by the RO-Theater, announced in
Didaskalia 1.1, has been cancelled. The director had based her
interpretation of the play on the horrors of the Bosnian war.
According to a newspaper report, there were differing opinions
about her approach, which eventually made her decide to withdraw.
The direction was taken over by someone else, but apparently it
was no longer possible to raise the production to an acceptable
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Menander's Dyskolos

Universitaet Hamburg

May 11
Amsterdam, Universiteitstheater

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Ifigeneia koningskind (Iphigeneia, Royal Child) For children.
By Pauline Mol, adapted from Euripides

Directed by Carla Huismans
Cheiroon

May 28, 29.
Amsterdam, Muiderpoorttheater
Tel. +31 (20) 6681313

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Philoktetes-variations
by John Jesurun, based on Andre Gide, Heiner Muller Directed by
Jan Ritsema

Produced by Kaaitheater Brussels, Hebbel-theater Berlin, Felix
Meritis Amsterdam, Holland Festival 1994).

June 15-21
Amsterdam, VCC De Brakke Grond
Tel. +31 (20) 6211211

This production was shown in Bruxelles, Belgium. The project was
conceived by Jan Ritsema and the American actor Ron Vawter
(Wooster Group), who played the leading part until his death in
April this year.

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The Death of Oedipus
An opera by Qu Xiaosong, based on Sophocles' Oedipus at
Colonus
(Coproduction of Nieuw Ensemble/Holland
Festival/Radio 4)

Directed by Mark Timmer
Musical director: Ed Spanjaard
Nieuw Ensemble and soloists

June 24-26
Amsterdam, Westergasfabriek-TA Theater
Tel. +31 (20) 6211211

>From the program: "The composer is drawn ... to what he feels is
the essence of the myth: the Buddhist view that man can only attain
'freedom' by accepting his existence as it is. In Qu Xiaosong's
music, a fertile confrontation takes place between contemporary
Western music and age-old Asian traditions. Qu is a master of the
tense silence."

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Later this year:
Homer's Iliad in five acts. September, Amsterdam Aischylos'
Persians, November/December, on location.

More information about these productions will be given in future
issues of Didaskalia, or can be obtained from

Herman Altena
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Klassiek Seminarium
Oude Turfmarkt 129
1012 GC Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 5252571
Fax: +31 20 5252544

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