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Sophocles' Philoctetes (Reading Greek Tragedy Online)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 3pm to 4:30pm


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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 3pm to 4:30pm

59 Shepherd Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Reading Greek Tragedy Online has been bringing ancient Greek tragedies to life through performance and discussion to worldwide audiences throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This dynamic reading of Sophocles’ Philoctetes, a play in which themes of disease and isolation loom large, will be the first in the series with a live, in-person audience. The performance will be directed by Paul O’Mahony of Out of Chaos Theatre and interspersed with discussion between faculty and actors, facilitated by Professor Joel Christensen of Brandeis University. The entire event will be simultaneously livestreamed over YouTube. 

This event is sponsored by: Division of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University; Department of the Classics, Harvard University; School of Arts and Sciences, Brandeis University; and Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University.

For more information about Reading Greek Tragedy Online, go to https://chs.harvard.edu/programs/reading-greek-tragedy-online/.

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