Greek Theatre

12 courses, 76 lectures
10:39:06

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre

In this course, we explore fifth-century Greek theatre, focusing in particular on the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. In this course, we look at key dramatic conventions of fifth-century theatre, the...

5 lectures

1:12:08

Dr Rosie Wyles

Kent University

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre

In this course, Professor Simon Goldhill (University of Cambridge) explores several aspects of Greek tragedy and comedy, focusing in particular on Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, Euripides’ Bacchae, and Aristophanes’ Frogs. The...

6 lectures

0:53:17

Prof. Simon Goldhill

Cambridge University

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre

In this course, Professor Richard Seaford (University of Exeter) explores several aspects of Greek tragedy and comedy. In the first module, we think about the contribution made by vase painting to our understanding of Greek...

8 lectures

1:08:32

Prof. Richard Seaford

Exeter University

Classics & Ancient History

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

In this course, Dr Rosie Wyles (University of Kent) explores Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus. In the first module, we think about where Sophocles chooses to start the story and how it proceeds, compared to other versions of the...

5 lectures

0:43:45

Dr Rosie Wyles

Kent University

Classics & Ancient History

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

In this course, Professor Richard Seaford (University of Exeter) explores Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus. We begin by thinking about the plot of the play, focusing in particular on the Aristotelian concepts of reversal and...

6 lectures

0:42:50

Prof. Richard Seaford

Exeter University

Classics & Ancient History

Euripides: Bacchae

Euripides: Bacchae

In this course, Professor Richard Seaford (University of Exeter) explores Euripides' great tragedy, The Bacchae, which ends with the king of Thebes, Pentheus, being torn to pieces by his own mother, Agave. In the first module,...

5 lectures

0:39:19

Prof. Richard Seaford

Exeter University

Classics & Ancient History

Aristophanes

Aristophanes

In this course, Prof. Edith Hall (King's College, London) provides an introduction to the plays of Aristophanes, thinking in particular about the world that Aristophanes lived in and his comic output and focusing in particular...

14 lectures

0:59:33

Prof. Edith Hall

King's College, London

Classics & Ancient History

Aristophanes

Aristophanes

In this course, Dr Rosie Wyles (University of Kent) provides a critical study of three plays of Aristophanes – The Acharnians (425 BC), The Knights (424 BC) and Peace (421 BC) – in their theatrical, religious, social, and...

8 lectures

1:14:49

Dr Rosie Wyles

Kent University

Classics & Ancient History

Aristophanes: Frogs

Aristophanes: Frogs

In this course, Dr Naomi Scott (University of Nottingham) explores Aristophanes’ Frogs. In the first module, we think about the social, political and historical context of Aristophanes’ Frogs. In the second module, we think...

5 lectures

0:33:53

Dr Naomi Scott

Nottingham University

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre: The Chorus

Greek Theatre: The Chorus

For modern readers, the chorus is one of the most challenging aspects of Greek drama. Yet the chorus is an integral feature of both tragedy and comedy, and to engage fully with the plays, it’s essential to understand the role...

4 lectures

1:03:58

Dr Laura Swift

Open University

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre: Ritual and Religion

Greek Theatre: Ritual and Religion

In this course, Professor Richard Seaford (University of Exeter) explores the importance of ritual and religion in Greek tragedy. Having begun with a discussion of the god Dionysus and his cult in Attica, as well as the...

5 lectures

0:50:18

Prof. Richard Seaford

Exeter University

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre: Music and Song

Greek Theatre: Music and Song

In this course, Dr Armand D’Angour (University of Oxford) explores the use of music in ancient tragedy, thinking in particular about the kinds of musical instruments that were used, the metre, rhythm, and melodies of tragic...

5 lectures

0:36:44

Dr Armand D'Angour

Oxford University