Workshops by George Eugeniou
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.
Translator: Philipe Vellacott
The Phoenician Women is a tragedy by Euripides
based on the same story as Aeschylus' play Seven
Against Thebes. The title refers to the Greek
chorus, which is composed of Phoenician women
on their way to Delphi who are trapped in Thebes
by the war.
Unlike some of Euripides' other plays, the chorus
does not play a significant role in the plot,
but represents the innocent and neutral people
that very often are found in the middle of
war situations. Patriotism is a significant theme
in the story, as Polynices talks a great deal about
his love for the city of Thebes but has brought an
army to destroy it; Creon is also forced to make
a choice between saving the city and saving the
life of his son. Euripides wrote the play around 408 BC, under the influence of a big defeat of his homeland,
Athens, who faced a military disaster at that time.
The performance is the second part of a cycle of five plays to be performed on the story of Oedipus by the
three ancient Greek tragedians, Aeskylus, Sofocles and Euripides.
Directed by George Eugeniou
Set and Costume Designer Bryan Woltjen
Costume Designer Ana Vana
23rd June to 26th June at 7.30 pm
27th June at 4 pm
Tickets £10 (£8 conc)
Presented by Theatro Technis in association with the "National Federation of Cypriots in Great Britain" to coincide with the 36th Anniversary of the Greek Junta Coup and the Turkish Invasion, the Ethnic cleansing of 200,000 Greek Cypriots and the occupation of 37% the Republic of Cyprus.
Tuesday 13th July 2008:
"Raising of the flag of the Republic of Cyprus at Theatro Technis"
"Building on the Foundations" - Theatro Technis documentary and archives project
Wednesday 14th July 2008:
Lobby for Cyprus Seminar - "Law and Ethics of Turkish occupation of Cyprus"
Sunday 20th July 2008:
National Federation of Cypriots in Great Britain"Rally for Cyprus" - Demonstration from Turkish Embassy to Trafalgar Square
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