Computers and Classics Post

The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a position of
Social Science/Humanities Research Associate III to supervise the
undergraduate student-related activities mainly of the departments of
Classics and Philosophy with regard to the application of computer
technology. Candidate should have experience and real interest in the
application of computer technology in teaching and instruction in labs and
classroom situations. Macintosh hardware and software knowledge and
experience essential.

Position to begin February 1, 1997. If, however, a succesful candidate has
previous employment commitments until the end of the academic year, the
starting date may be postponed to July 1, 1997.

Preferred candidates will have, or be in final stages of, a Ph.D. in
Classics and/or Classical Archaeology broadly defined. Understanding of
classroom instruction and interest in new technologies and pedagogy also
preferred. Appointee will become a key staff member of the College of
Liberal Arts and will work within a department of 24.5 full-time faculty, 40
graduate students and 65 undergraduate majors that teaches ca. 7000
students per year in Classical languages, history, literature and culture. The
department of Classics at UT Austin has long been an innovator in computer
applications for instruction in the Classics. If the appointee is
interested, there is a possibility that s/he may be able to teach an
occasional course in order to build up his/her resume in teaching to
complement the full experience to be gained in computer applications, all
with a view to eventual placement in an academic position. Targeted salary
$25,000 per year with benefits. The department will be interviewing for this
position in New York. Please send curriculum vitae and letter describing
computer experience and interests to:

Prof. Andrew Riggsby
Search Committee (Computer)
Department of Classics
WAG 123,
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1181

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal


The Oedipus Plays

Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus
In a new translation by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Peter Hall
Featuring Alan Howard

Royal National Theatre

Through 30 November, 1996
7:00 PM
Tickets from £11.50
Discounts for school/student groups of 12 or more

Box Office +44 (0)171 928 2252


Greek in Oxford

Stephen Berkoff's Greek
A remaking of Sophocles tragedy

Tuesday 19-Saturday 23 November, 1996

Burton-Taylor Theatre
Box Office: +44 (0)1865 798 600


Orestes in Alberta

Abbedam Productions Presents:
Euripides' *Orestes*

20-23 November, 1996
8:00 PM; Saturday matinee 2:00 PM

Tickets CAN$6.00
Preview 19 November CAN$3.00

The Second Playing Space
Rm 111, Timms Centre of the Arts
University of Alberta Campus
87 Avenue & 112 Street,
Edmonton, Alberta
Box office: +1 (403) 492-2495

For further information contact
Alex Hawkins (


HOMEROS Theatre Antigone

The HOMEROS Theatre presents:

Sophocles' Antigone
in the original Greek
directed by Arne Sybren Postma

29 and 30 November, 1996

The Hague

For further information contact:
Arne Sybren Postma
Rijn en Schiekade 104
2311 AR Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 (0)715142974

Trojan Women in Birmingham

Euripides' Women of Troy
Performed by the Dionysoc Theatre Group

The Hexagon
Midlands Arts Centre
Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham B12 9QH

Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December
7:30 PM

Tickets £5.00, concessions £4.00

Box Office: +44 (0)121 440 3838


Trojan Women at La MaMa

The Trojan Women
Created with the members of the original Great Jones Repertory Company
Directed by Andrei Serban
composed by Elizabeth Swados
Through 22 December

La MaMa E.T.C.
74A East 4th St.
New York, NY 10003

This is a revival of part of the 1974 Fragments of a Greek Trilogy.


APA Positions for Classicists Online

The APA Placement Service's 'Positions for Classicists' is now available
the WWW at:


APA Panels on Ancient Theater

One Hundred Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the
American Philological Association

December 27-30, 1996

New York Hilton and Towers Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas
53rd to 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel. +1 212 566-7000

Saturday, 28 December

* 'Choosing a Translation: What is at Stake?'
8:30 AM, Murray Hill A

* 'With Winged Words: The Performance of Homeric Epic'
8:30 AM, Sutton South

* 'Odysseys in Cyberspace: Computerized Research in Classics
11:00 AM, Trianon Ballroom

* 'Crossing the Ancient Stage'
11:00 AM, Sutton South

* 'Greek Tragedy'
1:30 PM, Nassau B

Sunday, 29 December

* ' Vox Flebilis Senecae Tragoedi: Sound or Fury?
8:30 AM, Gramercy B

* 'Character and Type in Plautine Comedy'
8:30 AM, Petit Trianon

* 'Aristophanes and Old Comedy'
1:30 PM, Sutton South

* 'Classics, Computers, and Pedagogy'
2:00 PM, Grammercy A

For complete listings and information, see the APA Web Page
( home-


Ancient Comic Opera Company's Clouds still playing:

Aristophanes' Clouds
Translated and adapted by A.C.O.C.'s founder and artistic director Greg


At the Poor Alex Theatre in downtown Toronto
296 Brunswick Avenue (just west of Bloor and Spadina)

Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


from $11.00 (two for $22 summer special on Sundays) to $32.00 for adults

(Prices include GST.)



+1 416-944-2329 or 1-800-689-3579 from outside Toronto

Or E-mail the Poor Alex Theatre:


Rotterdamse Schouwburg 1996/97

* 9 and 10 January
Euripides' Ion
Directed by Ger Thijs
Presented by Het Nationale Toneel

* 11 and 12 February
Euripides' Trojan Women
Directed by Johan Simons Presented by Het Zuidlelijk Toneel

All performances at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Schouwburgplein 25
3012 CL Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 40 44 111
Box Office: +31 (0)10 411 811 0
Fax: +31 (0)10 413 24 04


Ajax in Western Australia

Sophocles' Ajax
translated and directed by Judith Maitland

an open air production in the New Fortune Theatre
The University of Western Australia

9th-11th January 1997

For further information contact
Judith Maitland
The Department of Classics and Ancient History
The University of Western Australia


Summer Theatre Program at an Ancient Theatre in Greece

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Kansas and the
community of Katohi (Aitolias/Akarnanias, Greece) are offering a summer
theatre program in Greece in June and July of 1997.

This program offers students the opportunity to study modern Greek and
history of ancient Greek drama while preparing a production of a Greek
tragedy to be performed in the ancient theatre at Oinaides, near Katohi, a
village in west central Greece. The faculty, cast, and production assistants
will live in Katohi and will engage in various cultural exchange programs
with the community.

This program is similar to the one offered by Katohi and the University of
Kansas in 1990, which resulted in a bilingual (modern Greek and English)
production of Euripides' Hippolytus.

University credit (graduate or undergraduate) available. Early application
(before January 15, 1997) strongly recommended.

For more information please contact:
Professor Pamela Gordon
Classics Department
University of Kansas
Lawrence KS 66045
Tel. +1 telephone: 913-864-3153

or the director of the program
Professor Andrew Tsubaki
Department of Theatre and Film
University of Kansas
Lawrence KS 66045
Fax: +1 913-864-5251

Bay Area Oedipus

Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos
directed by Sherri Young
presented by the African-American Shakespeare Company
in English and Swahili

23 January to 1 February, 1997

Tickets $12.00; general admission

Mills College Theatre Dept.
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA

The production takes place on a mythical African village, uses a griot
(African word for storyteller) and combines the elements of music, dance,
and drama. Storyteller Belinda Sullivan weaves a tale of this tragedy with
music by Talisman A Cappella and choreography by LaTonya Watts.

For further information or to reserve tickets contact
Sherri Young
5214-F Diamond Heights Blvd.
Suite 923
San Francisco, CA 94131
Tel +1 415 333 1918 ext. 2
Fax: +1 415 333 1918

Ion: the Comedy

Euripides' Ion
adapted and directed by Clifford Ashby
Lubbock Community Theatre
1112 Broadway
Lubbock, Texas

January 23- 25 at 8:00 PM
January 26 at 2:00 PM

Box Office Tel. +1 806-741-1640 The play will be done with three actors--
but with makeup rather than masks. The chorus of four will seldom talk in
unison. As Bernard Knox writes in his essay on Euripidean comedy, it is
difficult to take seriously a protagonist who is first seen sweeping the
porch and dodging bird droppings.

For further information please contact Clifford Ashby (


University of Toronto Lecture

Prof. Eric Csapo (University of Toronto)
'Players and Painted Stage:
Greek Artists on Dramatic and Pre-dramatic Performance'

Wednesday, 26 February 1997
4:15 PM

University College 140
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario


Bacchae and Frogs in Newcastle

Euripides' Bacchae (in Greek)
Aristophanes' Frogs (in English)
Performed by Central Newcastle High School and the Royal Grammar
Newcastle upon Tyne

The Hall
Central Newcastle High School

27 Feb, 28 Feb & 1 March 1997
7:30 PM

Tickets £3.00 (£2.00 concessions)

Further details can be obtained from:
Alan Beale
Central Newcastle High School
Eskdale Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4DS
Tel.+44 (0)191 281 1768

or from
Noel Ashington
Royal Grammar School
Eskdale Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4DX
Tel. +44 (0)191 281 5711

Berkoff's Agamemnon in Chicago

Steven Berkoff's Agamemnon
Performed by the European Repertory Company

Baird Hall
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Open End

Box Office Tel. +1 (773) 248-0577

For details see the Chicago Tribune Digital City website.

Aquila Productions Spring Tour

Aristophanes' Birds
Translated by Peter Meineck
Directed by Rob Richmond

* 5th Feb
8:00 PM
Longstreet Theatre
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

* 6th Feb
8:00 PM
Morton Theatre
Athens, Georgia

* 8th Feb
2:00 PM
Price Center
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

* 9th Feb
2:00 and 7:00 PM
Price Center
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

* 10th Feb
Two performances; check for times
Fess Parker Theatre
Santa Clara University,
Santa Clara, CA

* 13th Feb
8:00 PM
Cullen Performance Hall
University of Houston
Houston, TX

* 14th Feb
8:00 PM
Reinbolt Theatre
St Mary's University
San Antonio, TX

* 15th Feb
2:30 and 8:00 PM
Reinbolt Theatre
St Mary's University
San Antonio, TX

* 17th Feb
Lied Center for the Performing Arts
University of Kansas
Lawrence Kansas

* 19th Feb
8:00 PM
Jesse Auditorium
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

* 20th Feb
7:00 PM
City Auditorium
Ames, Iowa

* 21st Feb
8:00 PM
Space Place Theatre
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

* 22nd Feb
8:00 PM
Space Place Theatre
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

* 25th - 26th Feb
Performance times to be determined
Nashville Institute For The Arts
Nashville, TN

* 27th Feb
7:30 PM
Tomlinson Theatre
Temple University
Philadelphia PA

* 28th Feb
1:30 PM
Tomlinson Theatre
Temple University
Philadelphia PA

* 1st March
5:00 PM
Tomlinson Theatre
Temple University
Philadelphia PA

* 3rd March
8:00 PM
Weiss Center for the Performing Arts
Bucknell University
Lewisburg PA

* 4th March
8:00 PM
Plamer Auditorium
Connecticut College
New London, CT

* 6th - 8th March
Performance times to be determined
Columbia University
New York, NY

* 10th March
8:00 PM
McManus Theatre
Loyola College
Baltimore, MD

* 11th March
8:00 PM
McManus Theatre
Loyola College
Baltimore, MD

* 13th March
8:00 PM
Robinson Theatre
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC

* 17th-18th March
Performance times to be determined
Loyola University
New Orleans, LA

* 19th March
7:00 and 10:00 PM
Millsaps College
Jacksonville, Mississippi

* 21st March
8:00 PM
Playmaker's Theatre
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

* 22nd March
8:00 PM
Playmaker's Theatre
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

* 25th March
8:00 PM
Reynolds Theatre
Duke University
Durham, NC

A number of the above venues wil be hosting a variety of lectures and
symposia in conjunction with the performances. Please contact each venue
directly for information.

Tour dates for Birds and Julius Ceasar Sept 1997 - April 1998 will be
published in April.

See the Aquila Web Page for more information about the company and its

London Festival of Greek Drama

10 February-22 March, 1997

Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 February

2:30 and 7:30 PM
Euripides' Medea
in the original Greek
Presented by the Department of Classics
in the New Theatre
King's College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Tickets £4.50
Box Office: +44 (0)171 873 2399

Wednesday 26 February to Saturday 1 March

1:30 and 7:30 PM
Plautus' Rudens
in a new English Translation
Presented by the University College London Classical Society
Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
London WC1 0AH
Tickets £6.00; £4.00 concessions
Box Office: +44 (0)171 388 8822

Monday 3 to Saturday 15 March

3:00 and 7:30 PM
Sophocles' Trachiniai and Menander's Dyskolos
in new English translations
Presented by Chlo‘ Productions
Tristan Bates Theatre
The Actors' Centre
1a Tower Street
London WC2H 9HP
Tickets £6.00; £5.00 concessions
Box Office: +44 (0)171 240 3940

Monday 17 to Saturday 22 March

2:30 and 8:00 PM
Euripides' Electra
in English translation
Presented by the Actors of Dionysus
Turtle Key Arts Centre
74A Farm Lane
Fulham, London SW6 1QA
Box Office: +44 (0)171 385 4905

For further information contact Nick Lowe or visit the Festival Web Page.

Trojan Women in Toledo, Ohio

Euripides' Women of Troy
translated by KennethMcLeish
directed by Merlaine Angwall

Center Theatre
Center for Performing Arts
University of Toledo
February 28, March 1-2, and March 5-9, 1997
7:30 PM; Matinees 2:30 PM

Friday and Saturday US$9.00, US$7.00, US$5.00
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday US$7.00, US$5.00, US$3.00

Special Event

Sunday, March 2nd is UT Alumni Night. A special ticket price of US$8.00
includes a light buffet at 6:00 PM and reserved performance seating.

Box Office Tel. +1 419 530-2375

For further information see the UT 32nd Theatre Season Web Page: or


Aias in Newcastle, Australia

Sophokles' Aias
translated and directed by Michael Ewans
live music composed by university composition student Constance Collyer,
played by members of the Faculty of Music
choreographed by Christine Smith
a community event endorsed by The 1997 Bicentennial Events Corporation

West end of King Edward Park
(corner of The Terrace and Reserve Rd)
City of Newcastle
NSW, Australia

Wed- Sat March 5-8, 12-15 5:30 PM
Monday March 10 and 17 2:00 PM
Duration 80 minutes

Tickets AUS$15, concessions AUS$10

Tickets are available from:
Department of Drama
University of Newcastle
Newcastle, NSW
Tel. +61 049 21 5001

This is the world premiere of the new Everyman translation. For further
information contact Michael Ewans.


Actors of Dionysus Spring Tour

Euripides' Electra
Translated and directed by David Stuttard
Performed by the Actors of Dionysus
26 Charlton Street
York YO2 1JN
Tel/fax +44 (0)1904 642 912


* 3 (Monday), 7:30 PM
Merchant Taylors' School
Tel. +44 (0)1923 820 644

* 5 (Wednesday), 7:30 PM
Bedford High School
Bromham Rd
Tel. +44 (0)1234 436 0221

* 6 (Thursday), 2:00 PM
Boston High School
Spilsby Road
Tel. +44 (0)1205 310 505

* 10 (Monday), 7:30 PM
The Maynard School
Tel. +44 (0)1392 73417

* 12 (Wednesday), 2:15 PM
King George V School
Scarisbrick New Road
Tel. +44 (0)1704 530 601

* 13 (Thursday), 7:30 PM
Monmouth Haberdashers' School for Girls
Hereford Road
Tel. +44 (0)160 071 4214

London Residency

Monday 17-Saturday 23 February

Performances 8:00 PM
2:30 MatinŽes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Turtle Key Arts Centre
74a Farm Lane
Fulham, London
Tel. +44 (0)171 385 4905


Chlo‘ Productions Double Bill

Menander's Dyskolos
Sophocles' Trachiniae
Translated and directed by Russell Shone

March 4-15, 1997
3:00 and 7:30 PM

Tristan Bates Theatre
The Actors' Centre
1a Tower Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9HP

Tickets: Double bill £10.00 (£9.00 concessions)
Single play £6.00 (£5.00 concessions)

Box Office Tel. +44 (0)171 240 3940


Plautus and Euripides in Western Canada

* Plautus' Asinaria
translated by Peter L. Smith
directed by C.W. Marshall

University of Victoria Campus
Victoria, BC March, 1997

* Euripides' Helen translated and directed by C. W. Marshall
performed by the United Players

Vancouver, BC June, 1997

Further details will appear when available. Please direct queries to C.W.
Marshall: Toph@UVic.Ca


Faculty Workshop on Classics and Cinema

Cinema and the Study of Classical Antiquity
Saturday, March 1, 1997
College Park
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Preliminary program schedules and registration forms are now available for
our faculty workshop on Cinema and the Study of Classical Antiquity,
has been designed to bring together faculty members from universities,
colleges and community colleges in the University of Marylnad system (as
well as from other institutions in the Baltimore-Washington area and
to learn about resources and teaching strategies for integrating films into
courses dealing with the literature, language and culture of the ancient
Greek and Roman world.

The registration fee for the workshop (including lunch and coffee breaks) is
$40 for early registrants (by February 10) and $60 for late
registrants.Thanks to a grant from the University of Maryland System
Development Fund, registration for faculty members and graduate teaching
assistants at Maryland state (=public) colleges, community colleges and
universities is free.

Information on the cinema and classical workshop is available from

Judith Hallett
Department of Classics
University of Maryland
College Park MD 20742
Tel: +1 301-405-2013
FAX +1 301-314-908

Colleagues coming from out of town who would like to arrange overnight
weekend accommodation in the College Park (Washington DC) area should
contact the department as well.


Persephone Premiere

Persephone Underground
a lyrical drama by Carol S. Lashof
written in collaboration with Kate Mendeloff
music by Ben Cohen
directed by Kate Mendeloff
performed by the Young People's Theatre Company

6-9 March, 1997
Thursday and Friday, 8:00 PM
Saturday 2:00 and 8:00 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM

Ann Arbor Civic Theater
2275 Platt Road
Ann Arbor, MI
Box Office: +1 (313) 996-3888.

For further information please contact Kate Mendeloff or Carol Lashof.


Hecuba in Peterborough

Euripides' Hecuba
translated by C.W. Marshall
directed by Martin Boyne

March, 1997

'The Pit'
Lady Eaton College
Main Campus of Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario

Further details available from Martin Boyne
E-mail: MBoyne @TrentU.Ca.



A Classics Club Symposium
University of Guelph
Saturday, March 22nd, 1997
ROOM 107, Mackinnon Building

* 9:30: Registration. (CAN$5.00 includes lunch and refreshments)

* 10:00: Jeff Mitscherling (University of Guelph)
'Nietzsche's Dionysus'

* 11:00: Sheila Campbell (University of Toronto)
'Dionysus in Hellenistic Art'
(in room 114 Mackinnon)

* 12:00: LUNCH

* 13:30: Jackie Murray (University of Western Ontario)
'The Dualism of Dionysus in Euripides' Bacchae'

* 14:15: Tim Pettipiece (University of Guelph)
'The Ritual of Madness - The Chorus in Euripides' Bacchae'

* 14:45: Padraig O'Cleirigh (University of Guelph)
'Dionysus in Sophocles and the Dionysian in Brian Friel'

Further information is available from the Organising Committee. Phone
Minor at +1 519-821-9711 or the Department of Classics at 519-824-4120,
3883. Or e-mail the Committee at:


Antigone Video from Australia

* The uncut premire production of the new, accurate and actable
translation by Michael Ewans for the Everyman Classics series
* A production designed to explore the ways in which Sophokles
staged his drama; performed in a replica of the Greek theatre shape,
this staging respects and re-creates the original conventions of
ancient Athenian staging and performance
* A production which brings out the intense emotional reality of
Sophokles' drama, by performing it in modern dress, set in Sarajevo,
Bosnia in 1994.
* Performed by students from the Departments of Drama and Classics at
University of Newcastle, Australia under the direction of Associate
Professor Michael Ewans, a world authority on Greek tragedy and its
* Filmed to broadcast quality by professional cinematographer Robert
Alcock from the Department of Communication and Media Arts
* Introduction and Afterword by the director/translator

An ideal complement to University and School study of Greek Tragedy

PAL version
$A35 + p+p $5
$NZ 54 including air mail p + p
£25 including air mail p + p

NTSC version
$US 40 including air mail p + p
$CAN 50 including air mail p + p

To order, send a cheque in any of these currencies, made payable to
University of Newcastle (Antigone video) to

Antigone video
Department of Drama
University of Newcastle
NSW 2308 Australia

For further information contact Michael Ewans


Add Your Pictures to Perseus

The Perseus Project has set up an experimental system for adding outside
pictures to its image database. If you have pictures of Greek or Roman
sites, builidngs, sculpture, vases, coins, or other objects, and you have
the pictures up on the Web (i.e. you can send us a URL for the picture),
mail me and I'll give you an account to add to our database.

You can either add a reference to your picture (i.e. users of Perseus will
see links to pictures on your server) or submit the picture itself, in which
case we'll archive the picture on our server. Once you have an account,
there's a simple HTML form to fill out and your pictures will be instantly
folded into the Perseus database. To see how your pictures will show up on
existing Perseus catalog entries, check out this URL:

If you have a large number of images on the web, please contact:

David A. Smith
Perseus Project
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Tel. +1 (617) 627-3830
Fax: +1 (617) 627-3032


The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, under the joint
direction of Oliver Taplin and Edith Hall, is a multi-disciplined research
venture dedicated to establishing an international performance history of
classical drama on the modern stage. Based at Oxford University's European
Humanities Research Centre, the Archive will employ a powerful relational
database in its compilation of a thoroughly cross-referenced register of
these performances, from the Renaissance to the present day. In conjunction
with this electronically stored performance history, the Archive will
include a significant holding of published and unpublished documentation
pertaining to ancient drama on the modern stage. In the new year the Archive
will be issuing a call for information and materials relevant to the project.

For further information contact the Archive's Researcher, David Gowen


New York Greek Drama Company Videos

Euripides' Bacchae

A Co-Production of the New York Greek Drama Co. and the China
Beijing-Opera Theater
in Chinese and ancient Greek, with English subtitles

with Jiang Qihu, Kong Xinyuan, Zhou Long, and chorus and musicians of
the China National Beijing-Opera Theater.

Conceived and produced by Peter Steadman, directed for stage by Chen
Shizheng, Chinese translation by Qi Xiaoyun adapted for stage by Xu Yun,
English translation from the Greek by Peter Steadman, music by Eve
Beglarian, masks and scenic design by Huang Haiwei, costumes by Ma
Shumin, directed for video by Amadeo D'Adamo, associate producer Zhang

VHS, 90 min. color, stereo
ISBN 1-877601-10-5
Library, classroom, closed-circuit TV license, US $129.00

Euripides' Medea, 1986

directed by Peter Steadman
in ancient Greek with English subtitles
110 min. color, mono
library, classroom and closed-circuit TV license $95.50

Songs of Sappho, 1988

Six poems by Sappho realized for movement and voice
in ancient Greek with English subtitles
with Andrea Goodman and the chorus of the New York Greek Drama Co
24 min. color stereo re-edited second edition (forthcoming this Spring)
ISBN 1-877601-06-1
library, classroom and closed-circuit TV license, $59.50

Order From:

New York Greek Drama Co.
25 Commerce St.
New York NY 10014
Tel. +1(212) 627-2786
Fax +1 (212) 645-3097

Please make checks payable to New York Greek Drama Co.
Institutional purchase orders accepted
Foreign orders please specify desired format (NTSC, Secam, or PAL)
Shipping and handling $3.00


DRAMA 1996: Sophocles' Electra in Performance

Sophocles' Electra in Performance
Thematic issue of DRAMA (vol 4, 1996)
ISBN 3-476-45146-6
Edited by Francis M. Dunn

This interdisciplinary collection reflects the different approaches and
contributions of classical scholars, translators, adapters, directors, and
actors in the understanding and staging of Greek tragedy. The focus upon a
single play makes possible fruitful exchange among the practitioners of
different disciplines, showing how scholars and theatre artists can learn
from one another.

Contributions by Anne Carson, Don Taylor, Robert Auletta, Michael Walton,
Rush Rehm, Jennifer March, Karelisa Hartigan, Mark Ringer, Ann Woodworth,
Dawn Mora, David Downs, Fiona Shaw, Michael Cacoyannis, Francis
Dunn and Marianne McDonald.

To order please contact the publisher:

M&P Verlag
Postfach 10 32 41
D-70028 Stuttgart
FAX +49 711 21 94-119

For further information contact Francis Dunn


Hypsipile at Royal Holloway

Euripides' Hypsipile
Adapted and directed by David Wiles

Saturday, 12 April
8:30 PM

Drama Studio Theatre
Royal Holloway New Bedford College
Surrey TW20 0EX

Presented as part of the Classical Association Annual General Meeting.


Classical Association AGM 1997

As usual, there will be several papers relating to ancient performance and
to ancient drama presented at this year's Annual General Meeting of the
Classical Association, which takes place this year at Royal Holloway New
Bedford College (University of London), Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX,
England. For
registration and other details please contact Dr. Nick Lowe of the Classics
Department or visit the Conference Website.

Performance Panel

Sunday, 13 April
9:00 AM-2:40 PM
Arts Lecture Theater 3

* Michael Bulley, 'The performance of Latin verse'
* Armand D'Angour, 'How the Dithyramb got its shape'
* John Godwin, 'The tragic comic universe: Lucretius and the theatre'
* Sallie Goetsch, 'Performance as pedagogy'
* Ruth Hazel, 'How shall we do the gods?'
* Jonathan Walters, 'Performing a persona, telling the "truth": the
narrator in Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Tragedy Panel

Sunday, 13 April
11:30 AM-5:40 PM
McCrea 219

* Felix Budelmann, 'Presences in Sophocles'
* Lynn S. Fotheringham, 'Narrative speeches in Sophocles' Trachiniae'
* Antonella Pennesi, 'The crater Louvre G365 and Sophocles' Trachiniae'
* Pauline Meredith-Yates, 'Sorrows of Hermione'
* Pantelis Michelakis, 'The armour of Achilles in Euripides' Iphigeneia
at Aulis'
* Emma N. Griffiths, 'Anonymous children in Greek tragedy:
socio-historical and literary considerations'
* Susan Ford Wiltshire, 'Oedipus and AIDS'



Papers on Ancient Drama:

* Session A: 'Greek and Latin Philology and Literature'
(Friday, April 18 at 3 pm)
o Agamemnon's Deception
William F. Wyatt, Brown University
* Session B: 'Bodies Greek and Roman'
(Saturday, April 19 at 10 am)
o Gendered Bodies: Euripides and Modern Cultural Criticism
Helen Wishart and Viki Soady, Valdosta State University
Further information available at


Dell'Arte Summer Workshops


with Dell'Arte Instructor Ralph Hall
June 23 to June 27
Full Day Sessions, Monday thru Friday
All Levels, capable of strenuous physical effort.
Fee: $200


with Joan Schirle, Dell'Arte Co-Artistic Director
Saturday June 28 to Thursday July 3 (six days)
All Levels
Fee: $240


with Carlo Mazzone-Clementi, Dell'Arte Founder
Joan Schirle, Dell'Arte Co-Artistic Director
& Ole Brekke, Director, the Commedia School, Copenhagen
Monday July 21 to Wednesday August 3
Classes six days per week Full day sessions
Resumes and letters of recommendation required
Fee: $600


with Newman
Aug. 4 to 15
All Levels
Class Limit: 10 Students Hours: Very Full Time
Fee: $600


Attend any three workshops (except COMMEDIA) and receive discount
Enrollment is limited. Registration deadline is 6 weeks before each
workshop. Late applications accepted if space is avaiable. Confirmation is
within 7 days of deadline.


Complete brochures can be obtained from
Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre
P.O. Box 816
Blue Lake, CA 95525
Tel. +1 (707) 668-5663
FAX: +1 (707) 668-5665
or by going to our new website (after April 1) at


Perseus 2.0 Courses

The Taft Educational Center and Classical Technology Systems, Inc. will
be sending out information and registration forms for the Perseus 2.0
course to be held this summer. For more information on the course,
please see our web site for a schedule, course content and link to the
Taft site:

For details please contact:

Wendy E. Owens
Classical Technology Systems, Inc.
50 Clark Street
Medford, MA 02155-4474
Tel +1 (617) 396-7582
Fax +1 (617) 393-5643


Oedipus Revival in Stratford, Ontario

Sophocles' Oedipus Rex
Adapted by W. B. Yeats

1997 Season (12 May-9 November)

Festival Theatre
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
Canada N5A 6V2

The late season operner at the Festival Theatre will be a re-creation of the
original 1954 Stratford production of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, which
was directed by Tyrone Guthrie and designed by Tanya Moiseiwitsch, who is
also consulting on the renovation to the Festival Theatre Auditorium.

For further details consult the Stratford Festival Web Page
Or contact Karen Scholz
Media Relations Manager
Tel. +1 (519) 271-0055 x297


Digital Resources for the Humanities 97


St Annes College Oxford
14-17 September 1997


DRH97 aims to become a new forum for all those affected by the
of our common cultural heritage: the scholar producing or using an
electronic edition; the teacher using digital media in the seminar room; the
publisher finding new ways to reach new markets; the librarian, curator, art
historian, or archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation
of the digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and

Format :

The conference will take up three intensive days of academic papers, panel
discussions, technical reports, and software demonstrations, held this year
in a comfortable Oxford college. The atmosphere will, we hope, encourage
a lot of energetic discussion, both formal and informal. Leading practitioners
of the application of digital techniques and resources in the Humanities,
from the worlds of scholarship, librarianship, and publishing will be there,
exchanging expertise, experience, and opinions.


The conference is sponsored by the British Library, the Office for
Humanities Communication, the Arts and Humanities Data Service, the
Centre for Computing in the Humanities of Kings College London, the
International Institute for Electronic Library Research of de Montfort
University, the Library of University College London, and the
Humanities Computing Unit of Oxford University.


Proposals are invited for academic papers, themed panel sessions and
reports of work in progress. Extended abstracts (1500 to two thousand
words) should be submitted by April 7th 1997. All proposals will be
reviewed by an independent panel. Full versions (2 to 4 thousand words)
of accepted papers will be required by July 7th 1997 for inclusion in the
conference proceedings.


Creation of digital resources, textual, visual, and time-based; integration
of digital resources as multimedia; policies and strategies for electronic
delivery, both commercial and non-commercial; cataloguing and metadata
aspects of resource discovery; pedagogic implications of digital resources
and electronic delivery; encoding standards; intellectual property rights;
funding, cost-recovery, and charging mechanisms; digitization techniques
and problems.

Cost and accommodation:

We hope to hold the conference fee at last year's level (£225, covering
lunches, dinners, and the whole academic programme). For accommodation,
delegates can choose between ensuite rooms at £45/day or study/bedrooms
with shared bathroom at £30/day for B & B. All accommodation is on campus
in modern purpose-built blocks adjoining the quadrangle and within a few
minutes walk of all conference facilities. The conference banquet will cost
an additional £40.

Further information: The conference web site at

will be regularly updated, and will include full details of the procedure
for submitting proposals, the programme, and registration information.



The Dept. of Classics at Dalhousie University and the Dept. of Modern
Languages at St. Mary's University invite submissions for the following


Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 3-4, 1997

This conference addresses the nature of the relationship between Old
Comedy and the social and political context in which it was produced.
Submissions focusing on this theme or any other aspect of classical
antiquity are welcome.


'Political Humor in Fifth Century Athens: Law, Tradition and Comedy'

Deadline for Submissions: April 14th, 1997

Please send abstracts to:

Patricia J. Calkin or Leona M. MacLeod
Dept. of Classics, Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3H 3J5
Phone: (902) 494-3468 Fax (902) 494-2467
E-Mail: /


Geraldine Thomas
Dept. of Modern Languages & Classics
St. Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 3C3
Phone: +1 (902) 420-5812 Fax: +1 (902) 420-5110

Please include university affiliation, length of presentation and whether
audio-visual aids are required. Graduate students are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please contact one of the conference organizers at the
above addresses.

'Crossing the Stages:
The Production, Performance and Reception of Ancient Theater'

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
23-26 October, 1997

A preliminary program is available on the Conference Web Page


International Colloquium on Aristophanes


November 26-30, 1997

(Director: Dr. Antonio Lopez Eire)
Department of Classical Philology and Indo-European
University of Salamanca

Speakers include: E. Degani (Univ. of Bolonia), Luis Gil Fernandez
(Univ. Complutense of Madrid), J.M. Labiano Ilundain (Univ. of
Salamanca), Antonio Lopez Eire (Univ. of Salamanca), J.A. Lopez
Ferez (U.N.E.D.), G. Mastromarco (Univ. of Bari), A. Melero (Univ. of
Valencia), M. Menu (Univ. of Toulouse), Ignacio Rodriguez Alfageme
(Univ. Complutense of Madrid), A. Sommerstein (Univ. of Nottingham),
M. Fatima Sousa Silva (Univ. of Coimbra), E. Suarez de la Torre (Univ. of
Valladolid) and P. Thiercy (C.E.R.T.A., and Univ. of Brest).

Next to a specific section dedicated to the Ancient Greek Comedy, the
generic title of 'Society, Politics, and Literature', will open the
doors to papers and communications about everything referring to the
life of the polis and other literary genres, since Ancient Greek Comedy
is in no way a genre closed in itself.

For more information or clarification, you may contact:
Juan Miguel Labiano Ilundain
Departamento de Filologia Clasica e Indoeuropeo
Facultad de Filologia, Universidad de Salamanca
Plaza de Anaya s/n
Tel.: (923) 29-44-45, ext. 1703
Fax: (923) 29-45-09

Or investigate our Web Page:


The Art of the Theater in Greece and Rome

The Project:

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is preparing to mount a major
exhibition, The Art of the Theater in Greece and Rome (working title),
about the year 2001. Two further venues, one in the U.S. and one in
Europe, are being sought.

The exhibition will present works of art made by the Greeks and Romans
that illuminate ancient drama over the thousand years of its existence.
It will follow the development of the drama, and especially its
performance in antiquity. It will interpret dramatic images of the
theater in terms of the social and religious framework of the times in
which it was created, performed, revived, or read.

The exhibition will not only offer illustrations of the ancient
theater, but will explore the role and impact of the theater in ancient
society over a period of about a thousand years, beginning in Athens in
the sixth century B.C. and extending over the entire Mediterranean
basin and beyond through the sixth century A.D. Most importantly, the
exhibition will focus on gleaning information from the works of art
about the actual performance of plays--the conventions, inventions, and
spirit of these works that cannot be understood otherwise, even if the
entire scripts are preserved. Thus the scope of the exhibition and its
catalogue will take the viewer/reader well beyond a mere history of the
ancient theater.

The exhibition will assemble more than 200 works of art from museums
and private collections around the world. The objects will include
large-scale pieces such as mosaics, wall-paintings, and bronze and
metal sculpture; works in precious metal such as gold jewelry and
silver cups worked in repousÚe; Greek vases made in Athens and South
Italy from the late sixth to the fourth centuries; and intimate
sculptures in terracotta and bronze.


The exhibition will be documented by a catalogue. All objects will be
described and illustrated, some in color. The major catalogue essay and
most of the catalogue entries will be written by Prof. J. Richard
Green, one of the foremost authorities on the art of the ancient
theater. There will be a number of additional essays by scholars (to be


Project Director, Curator of the Exhibition and co-editor of the catalogue:
Dr. Margaret Ellen Mayo
Curator of Ancient Art
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2800 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221, U.S.A.
Telephone: (1) (804) 367-0867.
FAX (1) (804) 367-0886.

Adviser to the Curator and co-editor of the catalogue:
Professor J. Richard Green
Arthur and Renee George Professor of Classical Archaeology
School of Archaeology, Classics & Ancient History
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006, Australia