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Stanford Classics in Greece (Pilot)

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Stanford undergraduates enrolled in CLASSICS 150 in winter quarter 2018 will continue their exploration of Greek tragedy in the Argolid by visiting the archaeological sites of Mycenae, Tiryns, Argos, Epidauros, Nemea, Isthmia and Corinth. In addition to on-site lectures, museum visits, archaeological hikes, and screenings of contemporary tragic performances, students will workshop choruses with students from the University of Peloponnese.

An in-situ research experience of ancient Greek theater in the very sites where the tragedies are set and where the myths arose.

With special focus on:
Aeschylus’ Oresteia, and Suppliant Women,Sophocles’ Electra and Oedipus Tyrannus
Euripides’ Electra, Orestes, Medea, Heracles, Sons of Heracles, and Suppliant Women

Project leader and academic coordinator: Professor Rush Rehm, Theater and Performance Studies and Classics, Stanford University, Artistic Director, Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT)

Academic coordinator in Greece: Dr Eleni Papalexiou, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Theater Studies, University of the Peloponnese (Nafplion)

Graduate Assistant: Verity Walsh, Ph.D. candidate in Classics, Stanford University

On-site coordinator: Panagiotis Psychas, Nea Tyrins

With the collaboration of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese. Under the auspices of Nafplion Municipality & DOPPAT.

Dissemination: ARCH-Archival Research & Cultural Heritage,

Professor Rush Rehm is the recipient of a 2015 Stanford Office of International Affairs International Research Exploration Fund and this project is featured in an article published by the Stanford Report in November 2017.