Greece, Epidaurus

Summer School on Ancient Drama

when 4 July 2017 - 19 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1000

Epidaurus Lyceum is an international summer school on ancient drama aiming at the participation of students and graduates from Theatre Academies, Drama Schools and Performing Arts' Universities from around the world. It is a collaboration project of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival and the Theatre Studies Department of the University of the Peloponnese.

Its main focus lies on research on ancient theatre (tragedy, comedy, satyr play) on a practical / experiential level, combining a wide range of approaches, from the most traditional to the most experimental aesthetic tendencies, art school principles, methods and interpretations.

More specifically, Epidaurus Lyceum will offer workshops, master classes, educational visits and other activities that will take place at various venues around the Epidaurus area, such as ancient theatres, archaeological sites, open air spaces and school facilities, while world-known professors and artists will guarantee a high level of academic credibility.

Courses will focus on applied research by communicating acting techniques, rather than on “informing” students of the long list of directorial approaches to ancient drama. To that end, the curriculum consists of courses providing experiential learning and carving a space for research on specific expressive techniques and stage presence tools.

Target group

Students of Theatre Academies, Drama Schools, Performing Arts Universities who have taken up courses on acting & theatre practice, at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Young actors from around the world.

Credits info

Certificates will be given to all the participants who successfully completed the programme.

Accreditation will be provided by the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Peloponnese with 6 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 1000: There are varying fees, based on the GDP per capita of the applicant’s country of residence, in accordance with the best international practice. Countries are divided in 3 bands.

Band Α: 1000 EUR (GDP per capita in US Dollars > 25,000)
Band Β: 800 EUR (GDP per capita in US Dollars between 10,001 – 25,000)
Band C: 600 EUR (GDP per capita in US Dollars <10,000)

For students whose country of residence is Greece, the fees are 450 EUR.

Fees include: educational activities, accommodation, food, visits, attendance at Festival performances and other artistic events.