drama

The Structure of Greek Tragedy: An Overview

There are different terms for different parts of a Greek drama, some of which modern scholars took from Aristotle and other ancient drama critics. The typical structure of an Ancient Greek tragedy is a series of alternating dialogue and choral lyric sections. Meter is the rhythm of the speech and the song. The more you get into it, the more you feel how the meters are in touch with the… Read more

Introducing Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes

We are pleased to share in the Text Library a revised version of Herbert Weir Smyth's translation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes that tracks Core Vocab words from The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours in the same way as the associated Sourcebook. This was brought about by a community-driven collaborative "heroization" project. Read more

Video—CHS Open House: The Power of Performance: Mythology and Outreach Today, with Paul O’Mahony

We were pleased to welcome actor, writer, and educator Paul O'Mahony for a CHS Open House discussion on 'The Power of Performance: Mythology and Outreach Today'. He discussed the reception of classical texts and approaches to performance, using his own experience of creating and watching various shows (both tragic and comic) to find new and exciting ways to re-imagine them. He also discussed the importance of mythology and performance in… Read more