‘Great Dramatists and Great Drama’ Series
@ The Casa, Hope St, L’pool
“Alas! Alas! Alas! Ilium is ablaze; the fire consumes the citadel, the roofs of our city, the tops of the walls!”
This week we will be studying and acting out elements of Euripides remarkable play, ‘The Trojan Women’ with a host of characters from Odysseus to Helen of Troy, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Cassandra and Hecuba and the gods, Athene and Poseidon it covers just about the entirety of the mythical Trojan War fought between the Greeks and the city of Troy (Ilium).
However it centres on the fate of the women of the royal household of Troy following the fall of Troy to the besieging Greeks as they await their fate by the shoreline to see who they will be be allocated to as slaves to be taken to Greece.
A play looking at sorrow, war and the destitute it easy to see why it is still much used in modern theatre (of late in reference to the refugee exodus from the Middle East and beyond to Europe). It is a wonderful play so come along and join us in the pursuit of what makes for great drama.
All welcome beginner or experienced – session costs £3/£2
You can read a translation of the play here – https://www.poetryintranslation.com/P…/Greek/TrojanWomen.php