Papers (c. 20-30 min.) are invited on the following topics (these themes are directive, and the subjects of the papers may vary; all papers discussing ancient drama and/or its reception will be considered for presentation):
- Reception in antiquity. How did the ancient audience receive the plays? Transition from Greek to Roman stage.
- The use and ideological variation of ancient drama in general or in an individual play.
- Translations: translation as a rewriting and recreation of an ancient play.
- The translator’s role as a receiver of the ancient text and creator of a rereading of the play. Requirements of dramaturgy.
- What makes a good dramatization of an ancient drama for modern performance?
- Ancient drama on stage: the original performance and modern adaptations.
- The claim of authenticity?
- What makes a performance?
- The role of the text in a performance of an ancient play: is the text a minor factor in the process of creating a performance or a kind of performance itself?
- The creation of the space of performance: social, political, philosophical context.
The colloquium is organised by the Finnish Institute at Athens and the Centre of Excellence of the Academy of Finland Ancient Greek Written Sources. Anyone interested in participating and/or presenting a paper in the colloquium, please contact us for more information via e-mail by 2 June 2008.