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Abbreviations:
 
AO
= Aeschylus: Oresteia
E5
= Euripides V
 
E1
= Euripides I
S1
= Sophocles I
 
E2
= Euripides II
S2
= Sophocles II

 

3
Sophocles, Ajax (ca. 450 - 430 BCE)
Tuesday
  -- The suicide scene
 

-- Review assignments

  -- The origins of tragedy
  -- Actors and acting
 

 

For next class:
  -- Aeschylus, Agamemnon (AO)
  -- Project: diary due
   
5

Aeschylus, Agamemnon (458 BCE)

Thursday
  -- Introduction to Aeschylus
  -- Discussion: speech and song
 

For next class:
  -- Padel, "Making space speak" (handout)
  -- Project: final script due
   
10

Aeschylus, Agamemnon (458 BCE)

Tuesday
 

-- Discussion:  the carpet scene

  -- Video:  Agamemnon (dir. Peter Hall)
  -- Essay guidelines released
 

 

For next class:
  -- Aeschylus, Libation Bearers (AO)
  -- Project: diary due
   
12

Aeschylus, Libation Bearers (458 BCE)

Thursday
  -- Discussion: trilogy
  -- Video:  Libation Bearers (dir. Peter Hall)
 

For next class:
  -- Project: planning session
   
17

Project: Planning session

Tuesday
 

-- What it says

 

 

For next class:
  -- Aeschylus, Eumenides (AO)
  -- Project: diary due
   
19

Aeschylus, Eumenides (458 BCE)

Thursday
  -- Discussion: changing scenes
  -- Video:  Eumenides (dir. Peter Hall)
 

For next class:
  -- Essay due
   
24

Athens in the Fifth Century

Tuesday
 

-- Some high points and low points

  -- Can tragedy be topical?
 

 

For next class:
  -- Project: dress rehearsal
  -- Project: diary due
   
26

Project:  Dress rehearsal

Thursday
  -- What it says
 

For next class:
  -- Euripides, Helen (E2)
   
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