International Summer School on Ancient Drama
Theme (2018): City and the Citizen
CYCLE A: July 2- 16, 2018
CYCLE B: July 18- August 1, 2018
The Epidaurus Lyceum, is an international summer school of ancient drama studies and practice located in the area of ancient Epidaurus, operating annually during the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, which aims at the participation of students and graduates from Theatre Academies, Drama Schools, Dance Schools and Performing Arts' Universities from around the world.
Its main focus lies on researching ancient Greek theatre (tragedy, comedy, satyr play) on a practical / experiential level, combining a wide range of approaches, from the most traditional to the most experimental methods, aesthetic trends and interpretative approaches.
The programme’s workshops, masterclasses, educational visits and other activities take place at specifically chosen venues around the Epidaurus area, such as ancient theatres, archaeological sites, open air spaces and school facilities, with the support of the relevant administrative bodies.
International collaborations are fundamental in order to secure the Lyceum’s philosophy and its studies’ and teaching staff’s level of excellence. Its basic aim is to create an international network that will exchange knowledge and experience on modern educational methods, dramaturgy, acting and directing. Working alongside major institutions and universities from around the world will also help establish a forum on contemporary research and performance of ancient drama.
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Committee’s role is to discuss guidelines, general rules and the curriculum of the Lyceum. Its members may also serve as reviewers in the recruitment process of prospective teachers and collaborating institutions.
Current members of the International Advisory