Greece, Thessaloniki

Ancient Drama and Theatre

when 6 June 2016 - 3 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

This course will explore Ancient Greek drama, both tragedy and comedy, with a focus on physical theatre space, performance, and production techniques. The course will give the student an understanding of Greek drama in its original context, through intensive study of the extant plays. Students will work with the aspects of physical theatre, neutral mask, body suit and choreography that would have constituted the performance of Greek theatre beyond what’s written on the page. As this course takes place in Greece, we will visit at least one ancient theatre and place that visit within the context of archaeological and practical theories about Ancient Greek dramatic performance. Students will also see modern productions of Greek theatre, in order to further understand how performative aspects of Greek drama interact with theoretical and narrative interpretations of the texts.

Course leader

McGill University & International Hellenic University.

Target group

Undergraduate students with an interest in ancient drama and theatre.

Course aim

The course will give the student an understanding of Greek drama in its original context, through intensive study of the extant plays.

Fee info

EUR 0: The cost of the McGill Summer Studies in Greece includes the following two components:

A. McGill Tuition and Fees. Regular tuition and ancillary fee charges associated with the number of credits, your specific program, and fee residency. The tuition rate depends on your status of registration.

B. MSSG Fee - $2,970(Canadian Dollars) per student. The fee covers accommodation in a 5-Star Hotel , most meals (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, and a meal at a local tavern/per week), onsite visits, and travel within Greece when associated with onsite visits.