Early Greek Theatre w. Dr. Andrew Walker White

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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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