Episode 1

The Bacchae by Euripides
introduced by Zina Giannopoulou

Zina Giannopoulou

 

 

 


Pentheus, the excessively rational king of Thebes, dies a savage death at the hands of the followers of Dionysus, god of irrationality.

 

Episode 2

Philoctetes by Sophocles
introduced by Jane O. Newman

Jane O. Newman

 

 

 


Philoctetes, by Sophocles, is frequently taught and performed in the context of wartime trauma and its afterlives in the hearts and minds of veterans.

Sophia Metcalf

 

Sophia Metcalf
Voice Actor, Herakles

 

Abel García

 

Abel García
Voice Actor, Philoctetes

 

Brandon Foxworth

 

Brandon Foxworth
Voice Actor, Neoptolemus

 

 

Produced by Carrie Noland, Director of the International Center for Writing and Translation, with support from Julia Lupton, Director of Illuminations

 

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