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Aristophanes and His Influence on Contemporary Playwrights NEW

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ClassGraphic  This workshop examines the subversive potential of the theatre as explored by playwrights since the classical Greek period. In particular, the playwright, Aristophanes, shows us the theatre’s potential to disrupt the civic status quo using comedy and satire.

Through examination of  his play Clouds, workshop participants will learn how Aristophanes  challenged his contemporaries in terms of public and civic speech and the education of young Athenians. Indeed, he takes on such heavyweights as Protagoras and Socrates and would later influence Plato.

Participants will perform excerpts of texts attributed to Protagoras. They will also read scenes from Clouds, as well as excerpts from Plato's dialogues Gorgias and Phaedrus

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

MPL - Main

Freddie Harris 



Registration Closes On
Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/30/2020 - 1/30/2020 Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Montclair, MPL - Main  Map Freddie Harris