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Theatro Technis is proud to announce a new season of study exploring Greek Theatre. In these Masterclasses we will be getting to grips with the cradle of Western Theatre and look through time from the primitive tribes in pre-Athens Greece to the sophisticated Athenian Theatre. Socrates considered the highest kind of school.
Each Masterclass will be four hours long and are structured so you can just go to one or all six. They aren’t lectures - you will be exploring these issues practically, so bring some comfy shoes and clothes
13th June 14:00 till 18:00 £20
Origins Exploring theatre’s origins, this session is ideal for those new to the subject, or those wishing to compound their current knowledge with greater detail.
20th June 14:00 till 18:00 £20
Aeschylus Named The Father of Tragedy, we will be analysing the foundations of the original tear-jerker, through the first play performed of the Oedipus saga, Seven against Thebes.
11th July 14:00 till 18:00 £20
Sophocles Noted for putting a third actor on stage, Oedipus the King is probably the most well known Ancient Greek play today. If you have a soft spot for the Theban plays – this is the workshop for you.
25th July 14:00 till 18:00 £20
Eurypides Considered the last of the three great tragedians, he transformed traditional Attic tragedy through the depiction of strong women and intelligent slaves.
7th August 14:00 till 18:00 £20
Aristophanes Cited as the Prince of Ancient Comedy, like the satire of today, his plays were feared by the influential men of his time. His work is the only extant example of the genre Old Comedy.
8th August 14:00 till 18:00 £20
Influence Definitely the session for you if you want to uncover why 2500 year old art is still relevant today, and how Ancient Greek Theatre shaped the Western way of thinking.
The reading of BASSAM, written and directed by Idan Meir based on the true story of Palestinian peace activist Bassam Aramin.
Through the reading of the play we are seeking funding for Palestinian peace activist Bassam Aramin for an MA in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. Bassam is well known in Palestine and Israel as an outspoken defender of Palestinian rights and a prominent campaigner for peace and justice for Palestinian and Israeli people. Your help towards Bassam’s studies will further his remarkable contribution to non-violent conflict resolution which has already earned him three international peace prizes.
On the night before departing to accept the prestigious award for peace from the European parliament, the son of Bassam Aramin, co- founder of "Combatants for Peace", threatens his father. If he accepts the award instead of revenging the death of his daughter, shot in the back of her head allegedly by an Israeli border policeman. Bassam would find himself with an honorable award but without a trace of his son. Aramin, ex-Fatah, who spent most of his adolescence in Israeli prisons, finds himself alone, shocked and confused. His son left him with the names of four Israeli soldiers suspects in his daughter's death, a loaded gun in his hand, and a thirst for revenge that does not belong to him. Would he revenge on behalf of his son? Would he continue his quest for peace and yet again jeopardize the sanctity of his family? The play, based on the story of nine-year-old Abir Aramin's death, reveals to the viewer a portal to the mind and soul of a grieved Palestinian father, trying to bridge through the pain, the humiliation and the insult of the arbitrary reasonless everyday reality from across the Wall.
Born in 1967 into a large family close to Hebron, Palestine, Bassam now lives in the Anata Refugee Camp, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Since 1992 he has campaigned for a peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestine Conflict. He is President of Al-Quds Democracy and Dialogue and co-founder of Combatants for Peace. He co-ordinates a Peres Centre for Peace sports project in the Palestinian Territories.
The Israel-Palestine conflict has overshadowed Bassam Aramin’s life. Involved in the Palestinian resistance as a teenager, he spent seven years in an Israeli prison. Released in 1992, Bassam realised that the conflict could not be solved by violence and embarked upon an ambitious project of dialogue and direct involvement with key players in Israel and Palestine. Bassam’s life collided tragically and brutally with politics, when his 9-year-old daughter Abir was shot and killed allegedly by an Israeli border policeman outside her school. This tragic event resonated around the world. Despite this horrific incident, Bassam strengthened his vision of a peaceful solution and remained committed to his activism.
Commitment to Peace
Aramin has demonstrated a lasting commitment to peace in the Middle East. His personal history of the conflict, uniquely qualifies him to speak out for Palestinian human rights and self-determination, while putting aside differences and reaching out to former enemies demonstrated by his tireless work for the remarkable organisation Combatants for Peace. He is a regular speaker in Israeli and Palestinian schools and universities and is invited to speak in the Unites States and Europe, including at the European Parliament.
Benefits of studying in the UK
Completing an MA in the world renowned Peace Studies Department at Bradford University will allow Bassam to become a professional in the area of conflict resolution. This fantastic opportunity will enable Bassam to contribute to high-level decision-making organisations in the Middle East. All we now need is to raise sufficient funds to allow him to take up the offer for September 2009.
For further information about this event please contact
Irris firstname.lastname@example.org Ben Yeger -email@example.com
For more information about Bassam and his story please follow these two links:
Interview with Bassam Aramin and Yonatan Shapiro: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=79 Bassams letter to Ehud Barak:
Tickets from £ 15.00 on the door (concs.)
Performances at 4.00pm and 7.30pm
For more information on Combatants for Peace please follow this link www.combatantsforpeace.org
Theatro Technis announces the launch of a Fund-Raising Campaign
A Fund-Raising Campaign is launched in April 2008 to create a new "Foyer" area for our visitors.
Click here to read our 'request for funding'.
Donations will be gratefully received online via our
PayPal account (details to be announced in April) or
by pledges sent to us at our contact address.
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