3rd Annual Northrop Frye Centre Lecture: “Subsequent Medeas: Tragedy’s Next Audiences”

Toph Marshall, NFC Lecturer  The Northrop Frye Centre Lecture; Subsequent Medeas

Thursday, October 6, 2016
4:30pm (reception to follow)
Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College Building
91 Charles Street West

C.W. Marshall is Professor of Greek at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Stagecraft and Performance of Roman Comedy (CUP 2006), The Structure and Performance of Euripides’ Helen (CUP 2014), and has co-edited books on ancient comedy, modern comics, and American television.

This paper explores the re-performance of fifth-century tragedy in the 4th century BCE, paying particular attention to the example of Euripides’ Medea. It develops an understanding of ancient theatre that foregrounds the performative experience and external factors rather than the words of the surviving script.