tragedy in the making...
torn apart by Maenads
project for CC 222/292 is to conceive, compose, and
perform an original Greek tragedy — in English.
The class will choose a Greek myth and produce a play
based on that myth.
tragedy should conform to the conventions of ancient
drama as closely as possible, especially with regard
to verbal and procedural aspects (including prologues,
messenger speeches, marking of entrances and exits,
and choral odes).
this project is a group effort, everyone should conscientiously
observe requirements and deadlines. Workloads should
be as even as possible; all must pull their respective weights.
This is an ambitious project, to be sure, but it is possible
to achieve within a single semester. Constraints of
time and resources may make it impossible to mount a full-scale
theatrical production. You should therefore aim for
to produce a drama about 700 - 1000 verses long (with a running
time of a litte over an hour).
pages describe the scope and nature of the project.
Please refer to them often to ensure that you are well-informed.
Cast & Crew Page lists
all of the roles required to complete the project.
Diaries Page shows students
how to record their efforts this term.
Schedule Page offers
a timetable (perhaps subject to change) for the project.
offers guidelines on seeing the project through.
Downloads Page presents
documents and images for members of the class to download.
The current version of the script is located here.
all students of CC 222 must enroll in CC 292 (Semester Project
in Classics), a one-credit course designed to given students
additional time to complete the project. Your
grade in CC 292 will comprise 30% of your grade in CC 222.
That is, whatever grade you receive on the project will be
your grade in CC 292.
email Prof. Curley