The Network of European Cultural Capitals chose to support the Bosnian people by holding artistic events in each country. The Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens organized a production of Sophocles' Antigone at the border post of Niki as a 'Cry for Peace,' January 28th at 12:00 Noon on the border between Greece and the former Yugoslavia For further details see:

'The Athens Centre Newsletter'
Vol. VII, No. 1 (Winter 1994).


The Teatro della Tosse, under the direction of Umberto Albini and Tonino Conte, produced Eros Mistero, a dramatic adaptation of five Hellenistic novels in Genova, Italy, April 6-16, 1994. For further information contact:

Teatro della Tosse
Piazza Negri, 2
16100 Genova
Tel. (010) 2470793


Marcido Marcidoris and Formosa Mimosa presented Spettacolo, an adaptation of Seneca's drama, under the direction of Marco Isidori, at the Teatro di Genova April 18-23, 1994. For further information contact:

Teatro di Genova
Politeama Genovese
Via Martin Piaggio, 4
16100 Genova
Tel. (010) 8393589


Betine Van Zyl Smit of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa has been in Freiburg working on 'the influence of Euripides' Medea on literature, film, and figurative acts.' In 1993 alone there were productions of Medea or adaptations thereof in London, Amsterdam, Prague, Vienna, Newcastle. For
further information contact:

Dr. Betine Van Zyl Smit
Department of Latin
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville, 7535
Tel. (021) 959-2911


Jan Scholtemeijer of the University of Pretoria is translating Terence 'for a modern stage production for a modern audience not versed in ancient theatre or even Latin.' For further information please contact:

Professor Jan Scholetemeijer
Department of Latin
University of Pretoria
Pretoria 0002


Sallie Goetsch and Kate Mendeloff are initiating the first stage of a long-term project on 'Theater of War and Healing: Sophocles' Philoctetes and Vietnam'. A May-June workshop at the University of Michigan will examine Philoctetes as a war play and Philoctetes as a victim of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,
using various oral histories and Jonathan Shay's recently published Achilles in Vietnam. For further information contact:

Sallie Goetsch
Department of Classical Studies
2016 Angell Hall
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003


Claire Bloom sang the title role in Georg Benda's 18th-century 'melodrama' Medea in two March performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, with Nicholas McGegan conducting the Brooklyn Philharmonic.


Steven Lonsdale of Davidson College in North Carolina (USA) is launching a project on musical competitions and festivals in the Greco-Roman world at University College, London. He is particularly interested in the correlation of literary, archaeological, and epigraphical evidence.


Condolences for the death of Giusto Monaco, the late president of the Istituto Nazionale dell' Dramma Antico, may be addressed to:

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