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DEATH OF A CHORUS BOY By Elmo Lincoln Astor
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It is 533 B.C., and the Greek playwright, Thespis, is writing a new play. Although he is known to us now as the father of tragedy, and had won top prize at the festival of Dionysus in November, 534... More > B.C., for his innovative work, Thespis is now attempting to write a comedy- "Death, Take a Holiday." This piece, however, pokes fun at the gods. If they do exist, he'll have to answer to them. If they do not exist, how many people who do believe in the gods will be angry with him? Regardless, the show must go on, because, well- there's no business like show business.< Less
Catharsis By Jean Bodin
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For Bodin, the ``theatre maker'', poetry and events have to be visual, simply to be narrative on stage. The Hard Way Out is a laboratory for political disruption. As in Ancient Greek choruses his... More > theatre investigates the collective narrative for the sake of the present. He reaches from the European civil war in the 20th century to the American identity crisis since 9/11.< Less
The Trojan women of Euripides By Euripides .
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A Comedy of Masks by Ernest Christopher Dowson and Arthur Moore By Ernest Christopher Dowson
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In that intricate and obscure locality, which stretches between the Tower and Poplar, a tarry region, scarcely suspected by the majority of Londoners, to whom the "Port of London" is an... More > expression purely geographical, there is, or was not many years ago, to be found a certain dry dock called Blackpool, but better known from time immemorial to skippers and longshoremen, and all who go down to the sea in ships, as "Rainham's Dock."< Less
Jason and the Argonauts Youth Theatre Play By J S Forrest
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An adaptation of Jason and the Argonauts, keeping to it's original setting. A flexible cast makes this perfect for youth groups, ranging from 8 to 20 students. Running time approx 1 hour and can be... More > played in practically any setting. The play has moments of comedy and high drama and utilizes the characters of Jason, Medea, Heracles (or Hercules), the Sirens, the Gods and the Chorus. The play has had several successful productions and is written by a professional children's theatre specialist and scriptwriter.< Less
Aeschylus: The Surviving Works By Aeschylus
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Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy.... More > According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow for conflict amongst them, whereas previously characters had interacted only with the chorus. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived into modern times, and there is a longstanding debate about his authorship of one of these plays, Prometheus Bound. He was probably the first dramatist to present plays as a trilogy and his Oresteia is the only ancient example of the form to have survived. At least one of his works was influenced by the Persian invasion of Greece, which took place during his lifetime. This play, The Persians, is the only extant classical Greek tragedy concerned with recent history and it is a useful source of information about that period.< Less
THE WRONG SIDE OF EDEN By Kelly Knox
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The Wrong Side of Eden-- I started with a well known story: Jack and The Beanstalk. But in this version we begin with Jack's encounter with the Peddler--and a few others; and after that encounter,... More > Jack does not return home with a handful of magic beans--but is beaten, robbed, stripped naked and left for dead by the side of the road--by a vicious, chanting, singing and dancing (Greek) Chorus. He is awakened by a young girl "Jenny" who is innocently picking apples from trees that line the road--which we soon find out is the road to through the underworld...that will eventually lead to the Garden of Eden.... You can see it's not a 'typical play'--it operates on its own terms, complete with its own internal sense of logic, plot and character; although, I believe that in performance the audience will be able to follow the 'action' and the argument easily--because many elements are already so familiar to them.< Less