Drama of Ancient Greece

VMS 282

Introduction to the dramatic art of ancient Greece. Students read in translation tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and comedies by Aristophanes and Menander. Topics discussed include: the conventions of theatrical performance during the classical period; the changing social, economic, and political contexts of drama; costume, mask, and set design; music and dance; modern performances of ancient plays; the art of translation; and the continuing relevance of ancient theater today. No previous knowledge of Classical Studies presumed or required. This course is open to all students interested in Greek drama, literature, and performance.
Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 303
  • THEATRST 230
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring