ATHENS DIALOGUES :

Ideological Parameters in Reactions to Performances of Ancient Greek Drama at the End of the Twentieth Century

BY Platon Mavromoustakos

After the Festival of Epidaurus' promotion of conservative productions for the last fifty years, now is the time for openminded theatergoers to seek new, challenging interpretations of ancient works.


The Festival of Epidaurus began in 1954 under the aegis of the National Theater.  The company showcased star actors and respected directors, while presenting established translations and viewpoints.  After the fall of the dictatorship in 1974, other theater companies, including Karolos Kraun’s Theatro Technis (best known for their scandalous 1954 production of Aristophanes&rsquo... View Full Summary