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Nov 18

Local Theatre Movement – Teaching Ancient Greek tragedy and comedy

November 18, 2023 - November 19, 2023

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Teaching Ancient Greek tragedy and comedy, based on student experience.

Georgina Kakoudaki, a renowned Theater researcher and Director comes from Athens especially for these workshops.

Two days of theater practice workshops, which will be developed in three stages. Workshops are independent and with different subjects (someone can attend only one or both):


The theory: a theoretical approach to how ancient drama is historically performed by professionals and in school theater. Convergences, divergences, and dilemmas.

Tragedy: search for the motifs of improvisation, the theater of invention, documentary theatre, and theater-pedagogical applications through the theatrical motifs and the content of the ancient dramas “Antigone” by Sophocles and “Helen” by Euripides. The aim is to approach the stage action through the experience of the students and through the content of the texts, through creative stage dialogues.

“Antigone”: the right to have an opinion. “Helen”: The truth within the lie.


Comedy: through theatre actions, we will determine the types of humour, the observation of reality, the need for individual and collective progress, but also the experience of Democratic dialogue, through the themes of the plays “Clouds” and “Birds” by Aristophanes.

“Clouds”: The education I have and the education I want. “Birds”: utopia as an achievable goal.


The workshops are addressed to teachers (priority to those who have undertaken the staging of an ancient drama in the context of the 35th Pancyprian School Theater Games). Reservation is required, free of charge, at 22864321, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily.


Theatre Development Department: 22864320/321
mmaleni@thoc.org.cy | nmourouzi@thoc.org.cy
Curator of Workshops: Marina Maleni, Theatre Development Officer of THOC
The workshops on November 18 and 19 are organized with the support of the Theater in Palm platform, funded by the European Union.


November 18, 2023
November 19, 2023
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Theatre Organisation of Cyprus, THOC
Grigori Afxentiou 9 1096
Nicosia, 1096 Cyprus