Fall 2009

Greek Drama

Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-38


Frederick T. Griffiths (Section 01)


(Offered as Classics 38 and Women and Gender Studies 38.) This course addresses the staging of politics and gender in selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, with attention to performance and the modern use of the plays to reconstruct systems of sexuality, gender, class, and ethnicity. We also consider Homer's Iliad as precursor of tragedy, and the remaking of plays in contemporary film, dance, and theater, including Michael Cacoyannis, The Trojan Women; Rita Dove, The Darker Face of the Earth; Martha Graham, Medea and Night Journey; Pier Paolo Pasolini, Oedipus Rex and Medea; and Igor Stravinsky, Oedipus Rex.

Fall semester. Professor Griffiths.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Spring 2016, Fall 2019