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PIIRS Global Seminar in Greece 2017
Athens, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: PIIRS Program Type: Study Abroad (summer)
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

Re:Staging the Greeks
Michael Cadden, Lewis Center for the Arts
Athens, Greece
June 10 - July 22, 2017

This course explores the drama of ancient Athens through reading, performance and observation. In a workshop setting, students will confront the interpretative and performative challenges and opportunities the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes offer, culminating in a performance of student-generated scenes. The seminar coincides with the famed Athens and Epidaurus Festival, which invites companies from around the world, as well as the leading theater artists of Greece, to present classic and contemporary material in the places where theater began. Students will attend many of these performances as well as participate in workshops and conversations with actors, directors and designers. The seminar also investigates the connection between the ancient world and Greece’s complex multicultural present through trips to ancient sites as well as to the streets, churches and theaters of the modern city. In addition to coursework, the seminar features a community service component and daily classes in conversational Greek.

While no prior theater experience is necessary to take this course, students must be willing to explore the plays through performance.

Faculty Director
Michael Cadden is Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. He is in his thirtieth year of teaching at Princeton, and for 19 of those years he served as director of the Program in Theater (which was for many years the Program in Theater and Dance). 

Seminar Manager
Tim Waldron can be reached at or by calling 609-258-9400.

Distribution Requirements
This course fulfills the Literature and the Arts (LA) requirement and counts as an elective toward the certificates in Hellenic Studies and in Theater.

The cost of the Global Seminars ranges between $6,500 and $8,000.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.