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Events and Public Engagement

The Centre places great importance on communicating its expertise in the subject to the interested general public.  Members organise a variety of events and take part in a range of public engagement activities.

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Public engagement
One of the silhouettes for Homer's Iliad created by the British classicistic sculptor John Flaxman in 1793.


Screenings and theatre visits

Coming in early 2016...Greek Tragedy Film Season

Eight British television productions of Greek tragedy come to Nottingham Lakeside Arts on University Park campus in a season of six screenings from 29 January to 12 March 2016. 

See announcements on the departmental Greek
Tragedy on the Small Screen blog

Previous screenings and visits... 
  • 7 October 2016: Screening of Steven Berkoff’s 2011 Oedipus, filmed at the Nottingham Playhouse.
  • 22 May 2015: Screening of the BBC broadcast of Antigone at the Barbican.
  • 6 May 2015: Theatre-trip to Women of Troy at the New Theatre.

Blogpost: Women of Troy, part 3

  • 4 March 2015: Screening of Lars von Triers’ Medea (1988). 
  • 13 December 2014: Theatre-trip to Electra at the Old Vic. 
  • 9 December 2014: Play-reading of Plautus’ Epidicus.
  • 29 November 2014: Theatre-trip to L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Opera North at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.
Blogpost: Drama or History?
  • 2 November 2014: Screening of Anouilh’s Antigone (Great Performances, 1974)
Blogpost: Enjoying Receptions of Athenian Tragedy
  • 21 October 2014: Cinema-trip to Medea by National Theatre Encore at the Broadway Cinema.
Blogpost: On (Not) Spoiling the Medea
  • 14 October 2014: Theatre-trip to Antigone by Pilot Theatre at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

Blogpost: Tig, You're It


Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception

Department of Classics
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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