Athens and Epidaurus Festival / Epidaurus Lyceum 2018

Athens and Epidaurus Festival & Epidaurus Lyceum 2018

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“… tragedy as a ‘study of civic crisis.’ In each of the plays selected for presentation, the crisis assumes the proportions of civil war. This anatomy of civic crisis, symbolically reflected in the relationships of tragic heroes, is even more pertinent and relevant in times such as ours, when people lose faith to the Polis. In challenging times, collectivities seemingly replace a weak and worn-out political system. Is it possible to redefine crucial concepts such as personal stance, responsibility, solidarity? Is it possible to give a new meaning to the concept of the Polis? The best way to address and debate these issues on a public level is through art and theatre. Ancient drama is a public forum that enables us to do that. Epidaurus enables us to do that.”

Vangelis Theodoropoulos (Artistic Director’s Note)

 

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Citizenship and Ancient Greek Drama by Efimia D. Karakantza

Epidaurus Festival 2018 Full Programme

Athens and Epidaurus Festival / Epidaurus Lyceum 2018