Old Plays in Modern Theatres

The junior Classicists recently enjoyed a talk by our own Head of Classics, Alex Walker on ‘Old Plays in Modern Theatres’. Backed up by film footage and images from numerous modern productions of Greek Tragedy, Alex explained that far from being museum pieces, the plays examine themes which remain as relevant as ever – love, hate, passion, the rule of law, to name but a few. Productions with and without masks, indoors and outdoors, and in English, Greek and French, were all presented, with a discussion of the merits of each. Finally the influence on modern drama was examined, in productions such as the plays of Arthur Miller, Blood Brothers and even Eastenders!

By Cameron Cross, Block 4

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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