Due to the delayed release of this issue, some of the events in the Listings sections have already taken place. We include them to provide the reader with a better sense of what is happening in ancient theater around the world.


Euripides' Ion
Translated by David Lan
Directed by Nicholas Wright
Performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company London

Performances 7:15 and 2:00 PM Weekdays
Ends Thursday 9 March

The Pit
Barbican Centre
Silk Street

Box Office: (0171) 638 8891
Book Early!

Sophocles' Antigone
Translated and Directed by David Stuttard
Performed by the Actors of Dionysus

Chelsea Centre Theatre
Worlds End Place
Kings Road
London SW10
(Sloane Square Tube)

Monday 14th November-Saturday 10th December
Performances at 8 PM

Mon-Thur UK7.50, UK5.50 concessions
Fri, Sat all seats UK8.50

Box office: (071) 352 1967

To see a review of this production, click here.

Production Project:
Staging the Oresteia

Directed by Leslie du S. Read

December 5, 6, 7
7:00 PM

Roborough Studio,
University of Exeter

Euripides' Ion: The Lost Boy Found
In a new translation by Kenneth McLeish

Directed by Nick Philippou
Performed by the Actors Touring Company
In conjunction with Theatre Piramatiki Sikini tis Technis

The Lyric Studio Theatre
King Street
London W6 0QL

Tuesday 29 November-Saturday 10 December
8 PM
(Mid-week mats 2:30 PM; Saturday mats 4:30 PM)
Four performances in Modern Greek by Theatre Piramatiki
December 6-8

For reservations call (081) 741 2311

To see a review of this production, click here.

Chloe Productions presents:
Lucian's Comic Sketches
Newly Adapted for Performance

December 12-14 and 16
7:00 PM

Admission UK2.00

Common Room (Room 609)
Institute of Classical Studies
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY

Tickets available at the ICS from Room 609 at coffee or tea

For further information please contact:

Russell Shone
c/o Chloe Productions
Institute of Classical Studies


Aristophanes' Birds
in the original Greek
Directed by Dictynna Hood

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wheeler Street
Cambridge CB2 3QE

February 22-25
2:30 and 8:00 PM

Tickets UK12 and UK9; UK6 unwaged and anyone in full-time education. School parties, one free seat in ten

For bookings call (0223) 357851
or fax (0223) 321026

For the history of the Cambridge Greek Play, click here.



.Agora nell' Agora by Umberto Albini
Directed by Enrico Campanati

8-14 January, 1995

Teatro della Tosse in Sant' Agostino
Piazza Negri 4
16123 Genova
Tel. +39-10-2470793

Seneca's Fedra
Translated into Italian by Eduardo Sanguineti
Directed by Tonino Conte

2-18 February, 1995

Teatro della Tosse in Sant' Agostino
Piazza Negri 4
16123 Genova
Tel. +39-10-2470793

Apuleius' L'asino d'oro
Adapted by ida Omboni and Paolo Poli
Directed by Paolo Poli

28 March-15 April, 1995

Teatro della Tosse in Sant' Agostino
Piazza Negri 4
16123 Genova
Tel. +39-10-2470793


Homer's Iliad in five acts
Company: Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Director: Peter Oosthoek.
Translation and adaptation: Gerard Koolschijn.

Amsterdam, TTA,
7 November - 23 December 1994 For information, please contact:
Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Phone: *31 20 5237800
Fax *31 20 6268526

Aeschylus' Perzen

Company: Theatergroep Hollandia.
Directors: Johan Simons & Paul Koek.
Translation: Herman Altena.

Autosloperij Jan Smit
17 November - 23 December 1994.

For information, please contact:

Theatergroep Hollandia
Phone: *31 75 310231
Fax *31 75 701906

Coproduction of ZID Theater Amsterdam and Bitef Teatar Belgrado
With Sonja Vukicevic as Medea
Director: Ivana Vujic

Amsterdam, Melkweg
3 and 4 December 1994
Phone: *31 20 6241777

Jean Racine

Director: Mark Timmer
Translation: Laurens Spoor
Music: Vera Vingerhoeds

Amsterdam, De Engelenbak
14 December - 14 January
Phone: *31 20 6266866

De Troje trilogie
By Koos Terpstra

Theater van het Oosten, Arnhem
Director: Koos Terpstra

Until 3 February in many Dutch theatres
Amsterdam, Frascati
19-30 December
Phone: *31 20 6266866

De thuiskomst van Odysseus
Based on Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d' Ulysse in Patria
Written and perfomed by Frank Groothof
With the Saxofoonkwartet 'Sax & Plus'


Until 23 April in many Dutch theatres.

Information about these productions can also be obtained from

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