LLCU 323: Greek Tragedy
From the dude who killed his father and slept with his mother to the child-slaying sorceress from the Far East, Greek tragedy is rife with monstrous, moving, and memorable characters. Join this course as we explore the Classical Greek tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and the unique society that produced them. With the help of visual images and videos we will investigate the evolution of Greek tragedy from its ritual beginnings through to the modern era exploring such topics as the cultic origins of theatrical performance, the nature of Greek theaters as well as ancient theatrical production techniques and modern adaptations and reperformance, the social, political and psychological function of theater in Classical Athens, and ancient and modern views of the value and impact of tragic drama.
Instructor: Marcaline J. Boyd
Satisfies Group A breadth requirement
No previous background in Classics required
Honors credit available