Early Greek Theatre w. Dr. Andrew Walker White

Historian, Dr. Andrew Walker White, George Mason University, joins the show to discuss what scholars know about early theatre in Greece. Professor White is a theatre artist and cultural historian.

Some topics explored

  • When theatre exists
  • The earliest known Greek play
  • When a play becomes a tragedy
  • Three of the most popular Greek playwrights: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
  • Where early Greek theatre was performed in Greece
  • The Homeric epics and related stories in early theatre
  • The classical Greek play Helen
  • The agora (“market square”) being used in ancient Athens

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