Vouleftiko - Educating audiences in ancient drama, May 27th 2019

The "Educating audiences in ancient drama" programme and the Action "Dialogues" end for this season on Monday, May 27th 2019, in the Vouleftiko (Old Parliament building) in Nafplio, hosting the famous director and actor Constantine Markoulakis, directing this summer the performance of "Oedipus Rex", the famous tragedy by Sophocles, which will be presented on the 12th & 13th of July 2019 at the ancient Theater of Epidaurus.

During this meeting, Constantine Markoulakis will give a lecture-discussion on "The Oedipus Enigma".
The participants will have the opportunity to discuss with the director the enigmatic nature of Sophocles' work, as well as the "enigma" of the representation of ancient drama today, on the occasion of the rehearsals in "Oedipus Rex", which will be presented in the summer.

In this year's Action "Dialogues", open discussions and workshops were preceded with Georgia Mavraganis for the "Eumenides" of Aeschylus, with Yiannis Kalavrianos for "Iphigenia en Avlidi" by Euripides, with Lydia Koniordou and Giorgos Sambatakakis for the "Oedipus" performance by Robert Wilson and finally with Sophia Paschou for "Theogonia, a great feast", based on the Hesiod's Theogonia.

The Athens and Epidaurus Festival, aiming to renew the relationship with its audience and a re-investigation concerning the engaging, the performance and the concepts of ancient drama, continues for the third year now the programme "Educating audiences in Ancient Drama", in Argolis. Thus, within the framework of the Action "Dialogues", the public can reach the directors of Epidaurus performances and discuss issues of each play.

The venue
 Vouleftiko (1st Parliament building) in Nafplio

Meeting time
18:00 - 21:00



The discussions and the open workshops of the Action “Dialogues” will continue in Vouleftiko, according to the following schedule:
May 6th 2019 - Sophia Paschou, director (Theogonia of Hesiod)
May 27th 2019 - Konstantinos Markoulakis, director (Oedipus Tyranos of Sophocles)

Did you know that?
The program is carried out by experienced drama teachers, theatrologists, directors and theater artists, under the scientific supervision and collaboration of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and the Department of Theater Studies of the University of Peloponnese.
The actions are supervised by Georgina Kakoudaki, theatre theorist, director and Athens and Epidaurus Festival's co-curator for educational programmes; Christina Zoniou, who teaches acting at the Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese, and Angeliki Tsakona, theatre researcher and educator for the Creative Children workshop of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival.
The program “Educating audiences in Ancient Drama” of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, is supported by the Municipality of Nafplio, under the auspices of the Regional Directory of Education of the Peloponnese, in collaboration with the Inspection of Antiquities of Argolis.

Konstantinos Markoulakis, Κωνσταντίνος Μαρκουλάκης

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