Talking about 'Medea'

Talking about 'Medea'

calendar icon09 Apr 2015    

Talking about Medea
Talking about Medea
 UNL’s Department of Classics and Religious Studies with the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film present “Talking About Medea” a lecture, workshop and discussion series connected to UNL University Theatre’s production of Medea by Euripides, translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien and directed by Laura Lippman.

All events are free and open to the public. Post-performance talks are available to those who have seen any performance of Medea.

“Translating Euripides: Sound and Sense” with Diane Arnson Svarlien, the translator of the script for UNL’s production, Friday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. in Temple Building, room 104.

“The Sting of Her Sorrow: Medea and Justice” with Peter Burian, Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Temple Building, room 104.

“Activating Imagination: Greek Masks at Work” with Amy R. Cohen, Friday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. in Temple Building, third floor Lab Theatre.

Post-performance talks will be held in the Studio Theatre after the April 17 and April 22 performances.

The Temple Building is located at 12th & R Streets on UNL’s city campus.

Diane Arnson Svarlien is a verse translator and classicist who has published manytranslations of the Greek playwrights for Hackett Press. She holds a Ph.D. in Classics and an M.A. in Greek from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in English and Classics from the University of Virginia. She has often visited university productions of her translations to talk about her process. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for 2010-11.

Peter Burian is Professor of Classics and Theater at Duke University. Professor Burian is a high profile scholar who specializes in Greek drama and translation and its connection to modern society, particularly criminal justice.

Amy R. Cohen is Associate Professor of Classics at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. She is editor-in-chief of “Didaskalia,” a national online digital journal on ancient theater and modern performances. She is an expert in the reproduction of ancient masks using ancient techniques.

The “Talking About Medea” series is created by Michael Lippman, Assistant Profeesor of Practice in Classics and Religious Studies.