The Bacchae by Euripides
introduced by Zina Giannopoulou
Pentheus, the excessively rational king of Thebes, dies a savage death at the hands of the followers of Dionysus, god of irrationality.
Philoctetes, by Sophocles, is frequently taught and performed in the context of wartime trauma and its afterlives in the hearts and minds of veterans.
Voice Actor, Herakles
Voice Actor, Philoctetes
Voice Actor, Neoptolemus
Produced by Carrie Noland, Director of the International Center for Writing and Translation, with support from Julia Lupton, Director of Illuminations