Because it has been so long since the publication of Didaskalia 3.3, this page is much longer than usual. I have tried to keep the events in chronological order but there are bound to be some errors - Ed.


Aquila Productions Spring Tour

Aristophanes' Birds
Translated by Peter Meineck
Directed by Rob Richmond
28 Feb-25 March, 1997

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


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 Chloe 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.


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

London Residency
Monday 17-Saturday 23 February
Performances 8:00 PM
2:30 Matinees on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Turtle Key Arts Centre
74a Farm Lane
Fulham, London
Tel. +44 (0)171 385 4905


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.


Epidicus in Connecticut

Plautus' Epidicus
directed by John Higgins
produced in Latin by students of The Gilbert School
April 3-4, 1997
Thursday at 1:00 PM
Friday at 7:00 PM
The Gilbert School Auditorium
200 Williams Ave.
Winsted, CT 06098
Admission: $5; free to school groups
For further information and to order tickets contact:
John Higgins
The Gilbert School
WInsted, CT 06098
Tel. +1 (860) 379-8521 (office) + 1 (413) 528-6691 (home)
FAX: (860) 379-6063


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 e-mail


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.


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 Lynn Minor at +1 519-821-9711
or the Department of Classics at 519-824-4120, ext. 3883.
Or e-mail the Committee at:


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
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)
Agamemnon's Deception
William F. Wyatt, Brown University

Session B: 'Bodies Greek and Roman'
(Saturday, April 19 at 10 am)
Gendered Bodies: Euripides and Modern Cultural Criticism
Helen Wishart and Viki Soady, Valdosta State University

Further information available at


Aristophanes in Oregon

Oregon State University Theatre Presents
Aristophanes' Frogs
'A Journey Into the Depths of Hades'
In an original, contemporary adaptation
Directed by Marion Rossi

Withycombe Hall Main Theatre
Corner of 30th and Campus Way

May 15, 16, 17, and 22, 23, 24
8:15 PM

Tickets: $7 ($5 seniors, $4 students)

Sign language interpreted and narrated performance: May 23

This play contians language and subject matter which some people may find

Box Office/Reservations: 737-2784
For further information contact: Casey S. Bair, e-mail


Helen in Vancouver

United Players of Vancouver present
a play by Euripides
translated and directed by C.W. Marshall

June 6-29, 1997
Thursday through Sunday, 8:00 pm

Tickets: Can$10.00 (concessions Can$8.00)

Jericho Arts Centre
1675 Discovery
Vancouver, B.C.
Tel. +1 (604) 224-8007

Please direct queries to C.W. Marshall: Toph@UVic.Ca


Gate Theatre Aristophanes

Aristophanes' Birds
directed by Gaynor MacFarlane
28 May to 26 June, 1997
7:30 PM

Tickets £10.00 (£3.00 concessions)

The Gate Theatre
11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill
London W11 3HQ
Box Office: +44 (0)171 229 0706


Dell'Arte Summer Workshops 1997

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 prices:
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


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 the
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


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


Athens Festival 1997

Performances held in the Odeion of Herod Atticus
Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Tel. +30 1 3232 771

Aristophanes' Plutus
directed by Nikos Parikos
performed by Aegean Theatre Exodus
27 and 28 July
9:00 PM
Tickets DRX6,000, 5,500, 5,000, 4,000, 2,000 students

Euripides' Trojan Women
Translated (into Modern Greek) and directed by Michalis Cacoyannis
Co-produced by the European Cultural Capital--Thessaloniki 1997
4 and 5 August, 1997
9:00 PM
Tickets DRX6,000, 5,500, 5,000, 4,000, 2,000 students
Athens Festival Box Office
4 Stadiou Street (in the arcade)
Tel. +30 1 3221 459
Tickets also available at the Odeion between 6 PM and 9 PM the day of the


Epidavros Festival 1997

All performances held in the ancient theater at Epidavros
Performances begin at 9 PM
All performances in Modern Greek unless stated otherwise
Tickets DRX6,000, 5,000, 4,000, 2,000 Students
Available from:

Athens Festival Box Office
4, Stadiou Street (in the Arcade)
Athens, Greece
Tel. +30 1 3221 459

Epidaurus Theatre Box Office
Entrance to the archaeolgical site of Epidavros
Ligourio, Greece
Tel. +30 (0)753 22 066
On the days of the performance


4 and 5
Centre for European and International Cultural Exchange 'Cosmopolis'
Euripides' Phoenissae
translated by Pericles Nearchou
directed by Yannis Karahissaridis

11 and 12
Theatre Organization of Cyprus
Aristophanes' Lysistrata
translated by Kostas Georgousssopoulos
directed by Christos Siopahas

18 and 19
Euripides' Iphigeneia in Tauris
translated by K.H. Myris
directed by Spyros Evangelatos

25 and 26
Art Theatre
on the tenth anniversary of the death of its founder, Karolos Koun
Aristophanes' Birds
translated by Vassilis Rotas
originally directed by Karolos Koun in 1959
restaged by Giorgos Lazanis and Mimis Kouyoumtzis


1 and 2
Greek National Theatre
Euripides' Medea
translated by Giorgos Chimonas
directed by Niketi Kontouri

8 and 9
Greek National Theatre
Aristophanes' Lysistrata
translated by Yannis Varveris
directed by Diagoras Chronopoulos

22 and 23
Compagnie Chayot-Vouyoucas
Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone
translated into French by Jean Lamiral
directed by Antonis Vouyoukas

29 and 30
State Theatre of Northern Greece
Euripides' Bacchae
translated by Theodoros Stefanopoulos
directed by Matias Langhof


Inigo Philoctetes

Sophocles' Philoctetes
Translated by Eleanor Brown
Directed by Georgina Van Welie
Presented by Inigo Theatre

20 June to 12 July 1997
7:30 PM

Tickets £10.00 (£6.00 concessions)

Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street
London NW8

Box Office: +44 (0)171 402 5081
For group booking and other information, phone +44 (0)171 630 7284

For further information see the Inigo Home Page:


Antigone in NYC

Sophocles' Antigone
adapted by John Wuchte
presented by the Rakka-Thamm Theater Company

Now playing; closes July 20, 1997
Performances at approximately 8:00 PM

Admission Free

Southwest corner
Washington Square Park
New York, NY
Box office Tel. +1 (212) 606-2254


Dunedin Bacchae

Euripides' Bacchae
translated and directed by Harry Love
featuring Colin Kitchingman as Dionysus and Marilyn Parker as Agave

1-9 August, 1997

Globe Theatre
New Zealand

For details contact Harry Love (Tel +64 3 473 7092)


Classics at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe

Complete details available from the Fringe Website

Conspiracy Theatre
6-18 August
Venue 19 Overseas House
£5.00; £4.00 conc.

Soup Kitchen
8-16 August
Venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge
£4.50 £2.50 conc.

Teatr Ludowy
8-18 August
Venue 37 George Square
£8.50 £7.50 conc.

Exacting Theatre
15-24 August
Venue 16 Southside Courtyard
£4.00 £3.50 conc.

If I Am Medea?
18-23 August
Venue 22 St Mary's School
£5.00 £3.00 conc.

Diverse Attractions
25-30 August
Venue 51 112 W. Bow
£2.50 £2.00 conc.


Lysistrata in Canberra

CADS and The Company present
Aristophanes' Lysistrata
Directed by Eulea Kiraly

August 7 to 16 at 8.00 PM

The Street Theatre
Childers Street and University Avenue
Canberrra ACT 2601
Bookings Phone: +61 (0)6 247 1519

Tickets: AUS$18/14

For further information contact Lisa Andersen, production manager, at


Agamemnon in Wellington

Aeschylus' Agamemnon
Translated and directed by Tolis Papazoglou and Phillip Mann
music by Laughton Pattrick

Downstage Theatre
Corner of Courtenay Place and Cambridge Terrace
New Zealand

August 1-30 1997
Monday and Tuesday at 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m.
Matinees: Wednesday 13 and 20 at 1 p.m.

Tickets NZ$30 $25 $17.50
Box Office:
Tel. +64 4 801 6946
Fax +64 4 801 6948


Heritage and IT Colloquy

New Technologies in the Enhancement of Ancient Places of Performance
Organised by the European Foundation for Heritage skills
with the support of the Council of Europe
and the help of the European Union
August 29-31, 1997
Conference Program (Abbreviated)
Wednesday, 29 August
Opening of the conference by the local authorities and
representatives of international organisations.
Saturday, 30 August
Introductory Workshop:
Enhancing Ancient Places of Performance and Using them for Public
Workshop 2:
Sound, Acoustics, and Virtual Sound
Workshop 3:
Light and Lighting
Workshop 4:
Use of Space
Sunday, 31 August
Workshop 5:
Visual Display, Virtual Images and Multimedia

The colloquy is open to the public and the press. Participants who register
with the local Secretariat in Verona will receive detailed information on
the meeting venues and the programme.

For a registration form please contact:
Ms Francesca TODECHINI
Multiservice S.r.l.
Via Copernico 14
37135 VERONA
Tel. +39 45 82 00 017
Fax +39 45 82 00 213


The ICS is Moving!

The Institute for Classical Studies is moving from its present location (31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PP) to Senate House, Malet Street, London
WCIE 7HU. The move should be complete by September. The new telephone number
for general enquiries and publications will be +44 (0)171 323 9566.


Didaskalia Wins Perseus Award

Didaskalia has been given The Forum's Perseus Award (no relation to the
Perseus Project) for helping to spread knowledge about the classical world.


Didaskalia Recognized by AncientSites

AncientSites, a unique Internet community that offers 3D games, quizes and
virtual walking tours to students, teachers and history buffs around the
world. Website visitors can explore digital reconstructions of Rome, Athens and other great cities of the ancient world and share their interests with a
world-wide online community of ancient history fans through chat rooms and
bulletin boards, has recognized Didaskalia as one of the best ancient history/classics sites on the internet.


Didaskalia Made Site of the Week by Webtrips

Didaskalia has been selected as a featured site this week (15- 20 September)
on the WebTrips Network(tm) located at under category: Drama. The award is for contributing to a better sense of community on the web and 'taking the web to the next level.' The WebTrips Network(tm) is a free total entertainment experience which encompasses full animation, entertainment, and music.


Translation in Context Website

This is to announce that the three-year APA Colloquium, 'Translation in
Context', now has its own website, featuring the mission statement, the call
for papers, and a bibliography of works on translation (still under
construction). Check it out at


Antigone in Texas

Sophocles' Antigone
Directed by John Russell

September 12-28, 1997
Friday & Saturday 8PM
Sunday 3PM

USA Theatre
15073 Delany Road
LaMarque, TX 77568
I-45, Exit 13 at the Factory Stores of America Outlet Center

Tel. +1 (409) 935-3002 for reservations and Information
Group discounts available

The USA theatre is the Performing Center for UNICORN School of Acting, a
Non-Profit Organization.


Rugby Phormio

Terence's Phormio
in English and Latin
performed by students from Rugby School
on the 2057th anniversary of the original production in Rome

Thursday, 18 September at 5:00 PM
Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September at 7:30 PM

Macready Theatre
Rugby School

Tickets £2.00

To reserve tickets and for further information please contact John King
Rugby School Senior Common Room
20/22 Horton Crescent
Rugby CV22 5DJ
Tel. +44 (0)1788 578006
Evenings +44 (0)1788 573067


Conference: Digital Resources for the Humanities 97

St Annes College Oxford
14-17 September 1997

Three intensive days of academic papers, panel discussions, technical
reports, and software demonstrations. 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.


DRH97 aims to become a new forum for all those affected by the digitization
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 scholarship.


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.


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

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.



Monday 15 September to Wednesday 17 September 1997
University of Wolverhampton
Telford, Shropshire

The conference programme combines a mixture of paper and discussion sessions, as well as practical workshops, software demonstrations and poster displays by ALT members and others in the academic community.

Conference Programme

Online Registration Form
Registration Deadline 29 August 1997
ALT-C 97 Online
Check the ALT-C 97 web pages for further information on the keynote
speakers, social events, latest programme details and accommodation.

Registration Fees
BEFORE 1 JULY: £190.00 ALT members; £230.00 non-members
AFTER 1 JULY: £225.00 ALT members; £265.00 non-members

The conference fee includes attendance at all conference sessions, lunches
and dinners on Monday and Tuesday, refreshments and the social programme,
but does not include accommodation.


Scholarly Publishing Conference

Scholarly Publishing and Communication in the Electronic Environment
University of Toronto at Scarborough
September 26-27, 1997

This symposium is intended for all stakeholders in the scholarly
communication processes, from academics and researchers from across the
disciplines, who are primary producers and consumers of published knowledge,
to librarians and publishers, who add value and order to intellectual
products, and to computer specialists, who are increasingly called upon to
design and maintain the conduits for information exchange.

Promote knowledge of distributed network publishing among faculty and
graduate students in the university and research communities,
Draw attention to the wealth of scholarly and scientific information and
peer-reviewed electronic journals already present on the Internet,
Bring together librarians, computer specialists, publishers and
academics to consider collaborative models that would further facilitate
the scholarly communication process,
Explore the emerging cooperative research, resource sharing and teaching
models enabled by networked technologies,
Examine the limitations and advantages of scholarly electronic

Individual from non-profit or educational institutions: Can$60
Individual from businesses or corporations: Can$120
Students: Can$30

For further information on registration, schedule, links to speakers and
related resources, please visit the symposium web site:
or contact symposium co-ordinators Leslie Chan ( or
William Barek (

The symposium is supported by the Connaught Committee and the Snider
Visiting Professorships of the University of Toronto.


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


Trojan Women in NYC

Euripides' The Trojan Women
an avant-garde production adapted and directed by Tanya Kane-Parry

Previews began September 3, 1997
Wednesday to Sunday 8:00 PM
Matinees Sunday at 3:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM

Tickets US$15.00 evenings; US$12>00 matinées

Westside Repertory Theatre
252 W 81st St.
New York, NY
Box Office: +1 (212) 874-7290


Electra Tour

Sophocles' Electra
Translated by Frank McGuinness
Directed by David Levaux
Featuring Zoe Wanamaker

10 Sept 1997 to 27 Sept 1997
Chichester Festival Theatre
Minerva Studio
Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 4AP
Box Office: 01243 781 312

29 Sept 1997 to 4 Oct 1997
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Mill Studio
Millbrook, GU1 3UX, Guildford
Box Office: 01483 440 000

6 Oct 1997 to 11 Oct 1997
Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond, TW9 1QJ, Outer London
Box Office: 0181 940 0088

13 Oct 1997 to 18 Oct 1997
Theatre Royal
Ustinov Studio
Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET
Box Office: 01225 448 844

21 Oct 1997 to 6 Dec 1997
Donmar Warehouse
Thomas Neal's, Earlham Street, WC2H 9LD, West End
Box Office: 0171 369 1732
Seating Plan faxback: 0991 992 542 (UK only at present)
Nearest Station: Covent Garden (Tube)


Didaskalia on Canadian TV

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's TV arts program, ADRIENNE CLARKSON
PRESENTS will be linking to Didaskalia on Wednesday, October 8, 1997, at
7:00 PM. The program will be highlighting Quebec playwright, Michel Tremblay
in its film, THE MAN BEHIND THE WORDS. Viewers who wish to surf for more
info on the theatre in Ancient Greece will discover the Didaskalia website.


Didaskalia added to Wall of Honor

Didaskalia has been added to the Ellis Island Wall of Honor as of 3 October,
1997. The purpose of this wall is to honor the cultural and ethnic heritage
of immigrants to the USA.


Congratulations from Snap! Online

Didaskalia: Ancient Theater Today has been named Best of the Web in the
Entertainment Channel by the editors of Snap! Online. (

Date of award: 15 October, 1997.


'Libiation' Bearers in London

Aeschylus' The Libation Bearers (Choephori)
Translated by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish
Directed by David Allen
Performed by the P7 Theatre Co.

13-15 October, 1997
8:00 PM

Tickets £8.00; £6.50 concessions

Turtle Key Arts Centre
74a Farm Lane
Fulham, London
Box Office Tel. +44 0171 385 4905


Tisch Troades

Euripides' Trojan Women
directed by Kaia Calhoun
presented by the Drama Department of the Tisch School of the Arts
New York University

October 16-25 (no perf Mon 10/20)
8:00 PM; Saturday matinée at 2:00 PM

All tickets US$5.00

Abe Burrows Theatre
721 Broadway
New York, NY
Tel. +1 (212) 998-1860


Actors of Dionysus Autumn Tour

Sophocles' Ajax
Translated and directed by David Stuttard
Performed by the Actors of Dionysus

On tour September-November 1997

London Residence 3-15 November, 1997

Turtle Key Arts Centre
74a Farm Lane
Fulham, London
Box Office Tel. +44 0171 385 4905

For complete details of the tour contact
The Actors of Dionysus
26, Charlton Street
York YO2 1JN
Tel/Fax: +44 01904 642 912


Award to Didaskalia from SelectSurf

SelectSurf ( has chosen Didaskalia for inclusion in
its guide. SelectSurf is designed to deliver the most efficient, easy-to-use
internet guide containing only the best sites available on the internet. This
recognition is given only to top sites meeting SelectSurf's criteria for
content, usefulness, presentation, ease of use, and originality. Only the very
best sites carry the distinction of being included in SelectSurf.

Date of award: 18 November, 1997.


Iphigenia in NYC

Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis
in a new adaptation based on Dimock and Merwin
directed by James Ford and Amy Bennett
performed by the Hyperbolic Players

4-6 December, 1997
8:00 PM

Interlude Theater
45 W. 21st Street
New York, NY
Box Office: +1 (212) 802-7572

For further information contact:
The Hyperbolic Players
51 MacDougal Street Suite 431
New York, NY 10012
Tel. +1 (212) 802-7572


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

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 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'

For further information please contact:
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


Call For Papers

The Classics Graduate Association of the University of Virginia announces
its Second Annual Graduate Student Colloquium

The Role of the Female on the Ancient Stage

Saturday, February 7, 1998

Keynote speaker: Elaine Fantham of Princeton University.

We are soliciting submissions from graduate students in the fields of
philology, art, or history. We are interested in papers covering both Greek
and Roman drama, tragedy and comedy, text and performance.

Abstracts of no more than 700 words are to be submitted anonymously in
triplicate. They are to be accompanied by a cover sheet stating clearly:
submitter's name; surface mail address; email address (if applicable);
academic affiliation; and title of paper.

Abstracts submitted via email will not be considered.

The deadline is October 15, 1997.

Applicants will be notified by November 15, 1997, at the latest.

Questions may be submitted to Sarah Bolmarcich at or Bill
Murad at Abstracts are to be submitted to the address

Sarah Bolmarcich
Department of Classics
401 New Cabell Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Tel +1 804-924-3008


Electronic Publishing Promotion Activities in Canada

David L. McCallum, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of
Research Libraries), was contracted by SchoolNet to lead the Electronic
Publishing Promotion Project (EPPP). Among the projects objectives are
endorsement of electronic scholarly publishing, creating a set of electronic
scholarly publishing principles, and the establishment of a Virtual Centre
for On-Line Scholarly Publishing.

For more information, please contact:
David McCallum
Principal Consultant
Electronic Publishing Promotion Project (EPPP)
Industry Canada / SchoolNet
Voice: +1 (613) 237-5208
Fax: +1 (613) 941-2811


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

Delta Bessborough Hotel and the University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK., Canada

October 22-25, 1997

Registration information and a preliminary program for the "Crossing the
Stages" conference is now available via the WWW at:
The Web site includes links to a downloadable registration form for your convenience.


The keynote speakers will be Niall Slater and Peter Meineck. Other speakers
include C. Thomas Ault Jr., Geoff Bakewell, Richard C. Beacham, Robin Bond,
Jane Cody, Desmond Conacher, Martin J. Cropp, Eric G. Csapo, C.B. Davis,
Moira Day, Dorota Dutsch, Michael C. Ewans, John G. Fitch, Mary-Kay Gamel,
David R. Gowen, Emma M. Griffiths, Anne H. Groton, John C. Gruber-Miller,
Edith Hall, John A. (Alex) Hawkins, Ruth Hazel, Alan Hughes, John Huston,
Michael Ridgway Jones, Robert C. Ketterer, Thomas D. Kohn, Jennifer Clarke
Kosak, C.W. Marshall, Donald J. Mastronarde, Marianne McDonald, Margaret R.
Mezzabotta, Timothy Moore, Thomas A. Pallen, Matthiew D. Panciera, David A.
Raeburn , Willem N. Rodenhuis, Hanna M. Roisman, Stephen Scully, Charles
Segal, John H. Starks, Jr., Oliver P. Taplin, Marco Temelini, Ronald Vince,
Trudy N. Wheeler. (Please note that this preliminary program is still
subject to modification.)


The registration fee includes the cost of the conference banquet, two
receptions, a box lunch on Saturday, and admission to other events.
Early Registration (before 15 August 1997)

Regular -- Can$110
Student (not at UofS) -- Can$80
Independent/Underemployed -- Can$80
UofS Student:
Can$10 for paper sessions (lunch on Saturday, 25 October)
$65 for banquet, receptions, and other events
Late Registration (after 15 August 1997)

Regular -- Can$130
Student (not at UofS) -- Can$100
Independent/Underemployed -- Can$100
UofS Student:
Can$10 for paper sessions (lunch on Saturday, 25 October)
Can$65 for banquet, receptions, and other events

Registration fees are refundable until 31 August 1997, minus an
administration fee of Can$30.


Seneca's Trojan Women

Seneca's Trojan Women
Translated by Frederick Ahl
Directed by Gyllian Raby

20 February, 1998
8:00 PM

Xavier University
Cincinatti, OH 45207-5181

This production is part of the Confererence on Seneca in Performance.
For details please contact:
George W.M. Harrison
Fax: +1 513/745-1955
Tel: +1 513/745-1930



A Professional Colloquium Held in Conjunction
with the Production of Seneca's Troades

20 and 21 February, 1998

Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5181

The mounting of a production of Seneca's Trojan Women, directed by Gyllian
Raby of the Shaw Festival Theatre, offers an invaluable opportunity for
scholars to explore whether Seneca's plays received formal production, and
if they did how they might have been staged. Participants will each be given
up to an hour to develop and demonstrate their points of view, which touch
not just upon the plays themselves but also upon the social milieu and the
influence of Seneca's plays from antiquity to today. Ample time for
questions will be provided both after each paper and informally.


Quality Hotel Central, 1-800-292-2079 or 513/351-6000
4747 Montgomery Road, Norwood, Ohio
US$62.00 single or double, breakfast included
Ref. 'Xavier Seneca Conference, booking 2198'
Airport shuttle is available to guests of the hotel at no extra charge.
Shuttles to and from hotel to the university are being arranged.


Registration -- US$20.00; US$10.00 Student/Retired
gratis to Xavier faculty, students, staff
Lunches (optional) US$15.00
Dinner (optional) US$25.00

For further information including a complete conference program, please
George W.M. Harrison
Fax: +1 513/745-1955
Tel: +1 513/745-1930


London Festival of Greek Drama 1998

King's College London Greek Play

Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos
in the original Greek
Directed by Helen Lockett and Simon Peevers
Executive Producer: Dr Karim Arafat

11-14 February, 1998
7:30 PM; Wednesday and Saturday matinées at 2:30 PM

New Theatre
King's College London
Strand, London
Tickets £5, inclusive of programme

For more information contact:
The Business Manager,
King's College Greek Play,
Department of Classics,
King's College London,
Strand, London
Tel. +44 (0)171 873 2399 (answerphone)
or visit the KCL Greek Play page for more information.

University College London Greek Play

Euripides' Orestes
in a new English Translation
Presented by the University College London Classical Society

1:30 and 7:30 PM
11-14 February, 1998

Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AH
Tickets £6.00 (£4.00 concessions)

Box Office: +44 (0)171 388 8822
For further information see the UCL Classical Play Website: or e-mail

Chl÷e Productions

Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound
Sophocles' Trackers
translated and directed by Russell Shone

3-8 March, 1998
3:00 and 7:45 PM

Studio 3
Riverside Studios
London W6
Box Office: +44 (0)181 741 2255

Single play £6.00 (£5.00 concessions)
Workshops £2.00
Pre-performance talks £1.00
Greek Drama day (two performances, a workshop, and a pre-performance talk)
£13.00 (£12.00 concessions)

Workshops (all at 1:30 PM):
Tuesday, 3 March: 'The Trackers and Satyr Drama'
Wednesday, 4 March: 'The Lost Prometheus Plays'
Thursday, 5 March: 'The Trackers and Satyr Drama'
Saturday, 7 March: 'Prometheus in the Classical Tradition'
Sunday, 8 March: 'The Trackers and Satyr Drama'

Pre-Performance Talks (all at 6:00 PM):
Tuesday, 3 March
Professor Robert Parker, 'Prometheus against Zeus: A Clash with the
Wednesday, 4 March
Mr. Alan Griffiths, 'Cradle Snatcher: Hermes, his Homeric Hymn, and
other stories'
Thursday, 5 March
Professor Chris Carey, 'The Dynamics of the Prometheus Bound'
Friday, 6 March
Professor Oliver Taplin, 'Prometheus Rebound'
Saturday, 7 March
Professor Richard Seaford, 'Nothing to do with Dionysos? The Trackers
and Satyr Drama
Sunday, 8 March
Mr. Russell Shone, 'Missing Links: the Lost Dramas of the Gods'

Concessionary rates apply to students, the unemployed, the registered
disabled, the retired and people over 60, Ace card holders, Leisure Link
members and Stage Pass members.

Actors of Dionysus Spring Residency

Sophocles' Antigone
translated and directed by David Stuttard
performed by the Actors of Dionysus

16-21 March, 1998
8:00 PM (Tues-Thurs matinee at 2:30 PM)
Tickets £8.50 (£6.00 concessions)

Turtle Key Arts Centre
74A Farm Lane
London SW6 1QA
Box Office: +44 (0)171 385 4905

For further information on the Drama Festival, please write to Mr Russell
Shone, Festival Co-ordinator, London Festival of Greek Drama, c/o Institute
of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, or
telephone him on +44 (0)181 748 9095.


Sophocles' Elektra in Australia

Sophocles' Elektra
Translated by Michael Ewans
Directed by Michael Ewans and Shona Spence

March 4-16, 1998
2:00 and 5:30 PM

Tickets AUS$15.00 (AUS$10.00 concessions)

Open-air amphitheatre
King Edward Park
NSW, Australia
Box Office: +61 49 29 19 77

Iphegeneia at Penn State

Original texts by Euripides
Adaptation by Dr. Stephen A. Schrum
Original Music by Jeremy dePrisco and Stephen A. Schrum
Musical Arrangements by Jeremy dePrisco
Presented by Penn State Hazleton Campus Theatre

April 1-4, 1998
8:00 PM

Tickets: US$4.00; US$2.00 Students and Seniors

in the Penn State Hazleton Commons
Box office: +1 717-450-3054
Web pages:

Iphigenia is a music-theatre piece consisting of two ancient Greek tragedies
by Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris.
Iphigenia is a part of Schrum's projected five play Iphigenia Cycle, that
will eventually include the three plays of Aeschylus' Oresteia as the
centerpiece, with these two plays as the framing plays. Due to time
constraints, the adaptation of the Oresteia will follow later; however,
Schrum has scripted a brief news show to follow intermission, to inform the
audience about what happens in the thirteen years between Aulis and Tauris.


Theater Ludicrum Curculio

Plautus' Curculio
Presented by Theater Ludicrum

April 15 and 16, 1998

Strand Theater
543 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, Massachusetts

April 25, 1998

Volpe Center
Kendall Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tickets: AM performances US$5
PM performance US$10
discounts for students and seniors

For further information contact:
George Bistransin
Tel. +1 (617) 522-6045


Frogs in Atlanta

Aristophanes' Frogs
Translated and directed by Doug Kaye
Presented by the Atlanta Shakespeare Players

In Repertory April 8 to May 16, 1998
Tuesdays-Sundays at 7:30 PM

All tickets are US$19.50 on Saturdays. On Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
adult tickets are $16.50 and student tickets are $11.00.

The Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Street
Atlanta GA 30308
Box office and Information: +1 404-874-5299
Web site:


Women in Power in North Carolina

Women In Power
(Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae)
directed by John Creagh

Performed at Meredith College
Raleigh, North Carolina

April 26-29 at 8:00 PM
April 30 at 3:00 PM

Tickets US$6.00 to US$8.00
Box Office: +1 919-829-2840
For more information contact:
John Creagh
Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Tel. +1 919-829-8528
Fax +1 919-380-1006


Call for Papers

Panel: 'New readings of the figure of Clytemnestra'

Classical Association of the Middle West and South
15-18 April, 1998
Charlottesville, VA

Rob Kane and Denise McCoskey welcome submissions from people in every field
of Classics (history, literature, art & archaeology) for a panel on the
subject of Clytemnestra. If you are interested in participating, please send
a one-page abstract to the address below. Deadline for submissions is August
15, 1997.

Denise McCoskey
Department of Classics
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
Tel. +1 (513) 529-1486/(513) 529-1480 (to leave a message)
Fax +1 (513) 529-1807 (a shared fax; please specify addressee)


Tragedy and the City

The Department of Classics of the Florida State University announces the
Fifth Annual Langford Conference, on the theme 'Tragedy and the City.'

February 27-28, 1998

Conference Director: Anne Burnett, 1998 Langford Family Eminent Scholar in
Classics at the Florida State University.

Other speakers will include: Simon Goldhill, Cambridge University; Sheila
Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania; Nancy Rabinowitz, Hamilton College;
Richard Seaford, University of Exeter; Froma Zeitlin, Princeton University.

Turnbull Conference Center
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

For more information, please contact Professor L. Golden
J. Sickinger (
or write to:
Langford Conference
Department of Classics
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1510
Tel. +1 (850) 644-4259
Fax +1 (850) 644-4073


Call for Papers: 1998 MGSA/MLA

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 1998 MGSA/MLA Panel in San Francisco
December, 1998

Panel Topic: 'Greek Performance in Context'

Performance study and performance criticism will bring together scholars and
practitioners from a wide variety of fields in order to discuss practical
and theoretical issues of (re-)presentation, relating to problems of self,
gender, orality and literacy, audience interaction, the modernization of
'dated' Greek texts, meta-theatrical and extra-dramatic performance,
interaction between spectacle, text, music and dance. In particular, we
welcome papers addressing the verbal, paraverbal, and visual dimensions of
nineteenth and early twentieth-century Greek (popular) performance
(Karaghiozis, Athenian epitheorisi theater, etc.), its social context and
audience, as well as its analogies with other cultures.

Deadline for submission of abstracts (minimum 500 words) and vitae: March
15, 1998

For information, please contact:
Gonda Van Steen
Dept. of Classics
Modern Languages Building Rm. 371
P.O. Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067
Tel. +1 (520) 626-3291 (office)
+1 (520) 621-1689 (dept.)
+1 (520) 620-0156 (home)


Drama at the Classical Association AGM

Classical Association Annual Conference
6-9 April, 1998
University of Wales, Lampeter

Tuesday, 7 April

Emma Griffiths, 'Not just baby birds: images of children in Greek tragedy'
David Fitzpatrick, 'Sophocles' Tereus'
Joe Wilson, 'Oedipus: the hero and the riddle'
Rachel Kitzinger, 'Sophoklean Dialogues'
Pantelis Michelakis, 'Two notes on the early reception of Aeshcylus' Myrmidons
Alan Sommerstein, 'The titels of Greek Dramas'
Ian Ruffell, 'On eating cake: jokes, comic narrative, and the semiotics of Old Comedy'
Boris Dunsch, 'The structure and function of dreams in Plautine Comedy'
Alison Sharrock, 'Intertextual characters in Roman comedy'

Chloe Productions workshop: 'The Lost Dramas of the Gods:
Prometheus, the Trackers, and Satyr Drama'

Wednesday, 8 April

Nikolaos Athanassiou, 'Sophoclean scholarship in two papyri of the
second century A.D.'
T. Falkner, 'Views of actors and staging in tragic scholia'


Full details of conference and accomodation fees can be obtained from:
Emma Stafford
Department of Classics
University of Wales, Lampeter
Ceredigion SA48 7ED
Tel. +44 (0)1570 424 721
Completed booking forms and payment must arrive by 28 February.



A Graduate Student Conference on Archaic Greek Choral Poetry

Keynote Speakers: Claude Calame (Universite de Lausanne), Glenn Most
(Universitaet Heidelberg & the University of Chicago)

April 24-25, 1998

Chicago Humanities Institute
The University of Chicago

The graduate students of the Department of Classical Languages and
Literatures of the University of Chicago are pleased to sponsor a graduate
student conference on archaic Greek choral poetry. The conference will
embrace all aspects of choral poetry prior to the emergence of Greek tragic
and comic drama.

For further information please contact:
Carin Calabrese +1 (773) 271-9026 (
Phillip Lenihan +1 (773) 684-2894 (
Daniella Reinhard +1 (773) 288-1687 (




Wednesday 20 May 1998
9.30 AM-5.30 PM

Department of Classics
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

This interdisciplinary Symposium is designed to explore political,
philosophical and religious responses to the phenomenon of theatre in the
ancient and in the early modern worlds, and the responses of dramatic
artists to influential critiques of their art.

This is the first full-scale Symposium held by the Midlands Classical
Seminar, a new collaborative venture by the Classics Departments at
Birmingham, Keele and Nottingham.

Ismene Lada-Richards (Nottingham), Signs of anti-theatricality in Greek
Penelope Murray (Warwick), Plato and Greek theatre
Stephen Halliwell (St Andrews), Aristotelianism and anti-Aristotelianism
in attitudes to theatre
Cedric Littlewood (Birmingham/Maynooth), Theatricality in Seneca
Richard Beacham (Warwick), Reactions to Nero as actor
Richard Miles (Cambridge/OU), The masks of John Chrysostom:
theatricality and belief in the late antique East
Robert Cockcroft (Nottingham), Dr Rainolds, Dr Gager and Dr Gentili:the
last-ditch defence of academic drama
Tony Nuttall (Oxford), Milton's "Samson Agonistes": Protestant poet
writes Greek tragedy

For further information about the Symposium contact:
Alan Sommerstein
Tel. +44 (0)115 951 4805
Fax +44 (0)115 951 4811

For more on the Midlands Classical Seminar, visit its website at


Mexican Medea

Euripides' Medea:
a sadomasochistic approach
Translated and directed by: Ricardo Vigueras
Produced by Alborde Teatro

June 3-28, 1998
The performances will be from Wednesday to Sunday, at 8:30 PM

Tickets: US$3 or 25 Mexican pesos.

Teatro de la Nacion
Panama y 20 de Noviembre
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua

For further information contact Ricardo Vigueras


Varieties of Performance CFP

APA Panel: Unmasked Performance

December 27-30, 1998

Washington, DC For the second year of the three-year APA colloquium on
Varieties of Performance in the Ancient Mediterranean we ask for submissions
on 'Unmasked Performance': the performance of ritual, oratory, poetry, or
song, or of identity in heightened situations. Possible approaches include
examination of texts for performative markers, use of visual sources,
reconstruction of bodily aspects (of performed texts or performance within
texts), or performer- audience interaction. Abstracts ideally should incluse
a statement of methodology.

The final panel in 1999 will focus on drama.

Abstracts of 500-800 words due by 15 May, 1998.

Send abstracts and enquiries to:
Eva Stehle
Department of Classics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Fax: +1 301 314-9084

Mary-Kay Gamel
Cowell College
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Fax: +1 408 459-4880


Medea in Performance: 1500-2000

Sponsored by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

10-11 July, 1998

Somerville College
Oxford University

This two-day interdisciplinary meeting will bring together scholars with
diverse interests and specialisations, providing a wide variety of material
for presentation and discussion.

Contributors include:
Ian Christie: Medea on Film
Fiona Macintosh: Medea and the 19th-century stage
Platon Mavromoustikos: Medea in Greece
Marianne McDonald: Medea in the opera house
Marina Warner: Medea and motherhood

The first session will begin at 11 AM on Friday and the final session will
end at 4 PM on Saturday. There will be a Conference Feast on Friday evening,
preceded by a drinks reception at the Archive in Golden Cross Court.

The conference registration fee, which includes teas, coffees, lunches, and
Friday's Feast, is £75. The registration fee with overnight accomodation and
breakfast in Somerville is £95. Bookings must be received by 1 March, 1998.

For further information and booking forms please apply to:
European Humanities Research Centre
Golden Cross Court
4 Cornmarket
Oxford OX1 3EX
Tel/fax: +44 (0)1865 791561


Ohio Classical Conference Call for Papers

76th Annual Meeting in Athens, Ohio
October 22 - 24, 1998


The Ohio Classical Conference invites submissions for paper abstracts on any
aspect of ancient drama. We shall consider our theme, 'Drama in the
Classroom,' broadly. We welcome abstracts on Greek and Roman drama, comedy
and tragedy, and the archaeology of the ancient theater. We would also
welcome abstracts on teaching ancient drama and the use of drama itself as a
teaching method for the Classical languages and Classical Civilization.

Abstracts should not exceed 750 words in length. Presentations ordinarily
last between 15 and 20 minutes. Please indicate whether you will need any
special equipment, audio-visual or computer, for your talk. Send five copies
of the abstract by July 1, 1998 to:

Professor William Owens
Department of Classics
Ellis Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979


Euripides and Tragic Theatre in the late 5th Century

12-16 May 1999

The Banff Centre
Alberta, Canada

Euripides' surviving work is the main key to our understanding of the
Athenian tragic theatre in its maturity. This conference will feature
research by leading scholars of the present and future, consider progress
since the 1960s, and seek directions for the next generation's work. Four
broad areas of discussion have been defined: 'Audience and community'
(coordinator Edith Hall, Oxford), 'Production and staging' (coordinator Eric
Csapo, Toronto), 'Religious and mythical elements within the plays'
(coordinator Christian Wildberg, Princeton), 'Tragedy and other genres'
(coordinator Donald Mastronarde, Berkeley). Other speakers will include Will
Allan (Oxford), Jane Beverly (Oxford), Claude Calame (Lausanne), John
Davidson (Wellington), William Furley (Heidelberg), John Gibert (Boulder),
Barbara Goff (Austin), Simon Goldhill (Cambridge), Richard Green (Sydney),
Michael Halleran (Seattle), Albert Henrichs (Harvard), Brad Levett
(Seattle), Christopher Marshall (St John's), Ann Michelini (Cincinnati),
Judith Mossman (Dublin), John Porter (Saskatoon), Rush Rehm (Stanford),
Martin Revermann (Oxford), Ruth Scodel (Ann Arbor), William Slater
(Hamilton), Alexander Stevens (Sydney), Katherine Sweet (Toronto), Oliver
Taplin (Oxford), Peter Wilson (Warwick), Froma Zeitlin (Princeton). Helene
Foley (Columbia) will give a keynote address on The Representation of
Conflict in Euripides. A publication based on the conference proceedings is

We invite proposals, preferably by 30 June 1998, for a limited number of
additional papers, and for contributions in the form of posters or abstracts
to be presented in written form. Those thinking of attending without making
a presentation are also asked to notify the conveners as soon as possible.

For additional information consult the conference's World Wide Web site at
Full programme and registration details will be published in October 1998.

This conference is supported by funding from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada, and from the Faculty of Humanities
and Department of Greek, Latin & Ancient History, University of Calgary.

Please address proposals and enquiries to one of the conveners:
Prof. Martin Cropp
University of Calgary
Dep't of Greek, Latin & Ancient History
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
phone +1-403-220-7861
fax +1-403-220-9581

Prof. Kevin Lee
University of Sydney
School of Classics & Ancient History
Sydney, New South Wales 2006
phone +61-2-9351-6669
fax +61-2-9351-6976