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 2018 thematic axis entitled "City and the Citizen" [2], will apply to the performances scheduled to take place at the two theatres of Epidaurus and the Lyceum’s programme, emphasizing the two-way relationship of the City (Polis) and the citizen, inspired by the dimension the theatrical works of the golden age of the Athenian Democracy offer through their content and form, and the way these plays are connected with the contemporary globalised world.

 [2] Citizenship and Ancient Drama by Efimia D. Karakantza, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, University of Patras.




Practical Workshops

(Daily, for Epidaurus Lyceum students only)


CYCLE A (2-16 July 2018)

1. Maria Shmaevich

2. Lilo Baur

3. Dennis Hilton-Reid

4. Patricia Apergi

5. Sine Qua Non ART (Christophe Béranger & Jonathan Pranlas-Descours)

6. Georgia Mavragani

CYCLE B (18 July - 1 August 2018)

1. Sanjoy Ganguly - Christina Zoniou

2. Pichet Klunchun - Eleana Georgouli

3. Xu Jiali

4. Francesco Origo - Enrico Bonavera

5. Griffón Dance Company


Lectures/Masterclasses/ Theory Workshops

1.Georgina Kakoudaki

Theatre theorist, director

2. Edith Hall

Professor of Classics King's College, University of London, member of the Epidaurus Lyceum International Advisory Committee

3. Efimia Karakantza

Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, University of Patras

4. Anna Stavrakopoulou

Associate Director of the Center of Hellenic Studies, Harvard University in Nafplio

Associate Professor at the Department of Theater, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

5. Ioanna Karamanou

Tenured Assistant Professor of ancient drama, Theatre Studies Department, University of the Peloponnese

Epidaurus Lyceum programme leader for University of the Peloponnese



For the Epidaurus Lyceum 2017 theme and programme please click here.

For the e-version of the Epidaurus Lyceum 2017 programme booklet please click here.