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Conversations with Iphigenia

11 April 2016

Dr Emma Cole is co-organiser of an exciting pair of seminars, one in Bristol and one in London, to explore Greek tragedy in contemporary performance. In May 2016 award-winning playwrights Caroline Bird, Suhayla El-Bushra, Lulu Raczka and Chris Thorpe will present four different versions of Euripides’ c. 405 BC tragedy Iphigenia at Aulis at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill. Each adaptation explores this story of familial catastrophe from the perspective of a different key character: Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, and the Chorus respectively.

The UCL Theatre Translation Forum has renewed its partnership with the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, and, joined by the IGRCT, will host two seminars coinciding with these productions. The seminars will each focus on one pair of productions, in line with the double-bill performances. On Tuesday 17th May (17:00-20:00) Bristol will host ‘Agamemnon & Clytemnestra’, aiming to facilitate dialogue between scholars of translation and tragedy in contemporary theatre and theatre practitioners behind the new versions. This seminar will be followed by a wine reception.

Guest speakers include Vanda Zajko (Bristol), Katja Krebs (Bristol), David Bullen (Royal Holloway/By Jove Theatre), alongside playwrights Caroline Bird and Lulu Raczka, who have written the 'Agamemnon' and the 'Clytemnestra' adaptations for the Iphigenia Quartet respectively.

Free event; booking required via eventbrite for catering purposes.

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