CALL FOR PAPERS
Contributions are invited to Greek Tragedy on the Screen, a collection of essays to be edited by Martin M. Winkler for E. J. Brill. The volume seeks to make a substantial contribution to this new area of scholarship. To be included, essays (equivalent to 15- 25 printed pages) must present original scholarship on significant aspects of the transformation of classical drama into cinema. Those interested in participating should contact the editor for further information about contents, publication timetable, and editing procedure. All inquiries welcome. Abstracts (1 page, single- spaced) are due by October 1, 1994.
Editor's address: Prof. Martin Winkler
George Mason University
Fairfax VA 22030-4444
Phone: (703) 993-1241
Fax: (703) 993-1245
NEW OPTION FOR HYDRA WORKSHOP ON ANCIENT GREEK THEATER
July 1-August 14, 1994
NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1
The summer of 1994 will inaugurate a unique theater workshop and academy on the Greek island of Hydra. The virtue of the Hydra Workshop of Ancient Greek Theater is its combination of theory and practice, the bringing together of scholar and artist in the study and appreciation of ancient Greek drama. The island, an artists' colony where cars are prohibited, is two hours from the ancient theater festivals which take place every summer in Epidavros and Athens. (Editor's note: See Listings: Performances: UK and Europe for the 1994 Epidavros and Athens schedules.)
For the six-week program students will enroll in two comprehensive courses, one in the origins, development, religious and historical background of ancient Greek drama, and one in theater, involving voice, movement, dance, acting, directing, and stage design. The classes will build toward a small production of a single ancient work which involves all students. The Workshop will also offer Friday seminars on 'Ancient Drama in Modern Dress' and 'Cinematic Adaptations of Greek Drama.'
The guiding theme of the program is the need for a rigorous and fresh appraisal of the ancient dramatic works for modern audiences. We hope that Hydra will become a place where students, classical scholars, and experts in theater and film can come together to discuss the interpretation and presentation of ancient drama. To that end the founders of the Hydra Worskhop envision an Hydra Symposium for the exchange of ideas.
The new, reduced, enrollment fee of US $2,900 includes tuition, room with breakfast, field trip to the Peloponnese, and some additional meals. Internships and group rates are available.
For further information and application forms contact:
PO Box 1
Hydra 180 40
Tel. (0298) 52054
Fax (0298) 53369
TOUR GREECE THIS SUMMER WITH A PRODUCTION OF MEDEA OR BACCHAE
University of Detroit Mercy Classic Theatre Study Abroad Program (Est. 1973)
Presents two four-week sessions based in Spetses:
May/June 1994: Medea et la force de voodoo June/July 1994: Euripides' Bacchae
Three weeks of daily voice, movement and acting workshops on Spetses, combined with tours of the major classical sites, culminating with a performance tour through Argos, Delphi, and Athens. No experience necessary. Minimum age 16 (with parental permission). AUDITION REQUIRED.
Fee: US $4000 with 6 hrs college credit, $3500 without. Includes Detroit-Athens round-trip airfare, accomodations, 2 meals daily, travel costs within Greece, admission to sites, museums, classes, and performances.
For further information contact:
Dr. Arthur J. Beer
University of Detroit Mercy
PO Box 19900
Detroit, MI 48219-3599
Tel. (313) 993-1514 or (810) 264-2611
Newsletter of the Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music
The Society has attracted 82 members and published its first newsletter listing those members and their interests. For a copy, or to become a member of the Society, write to:
Dr. Andrew Barker
Department of Classics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Those interested in brass instruments from antiquity should contact:
The Historic Brass Society
148 West 23rd Street, #2A
New York, NY 10011
Anyone with information to contribute to the catalogue of surviving auloi should contact:
Dr. Maurice Byrne
30 Grove Street
Warwickshire CV32 5AJ
VOICE INTO TEXT: ORALITY AND LITERACY IN ANCIENT GREECE
University of Tasmania
3-8 July, 1994
Papers focus on individual writers such as Apollonius, Homer, Herodotus and Plato, on areas such as art, comedy, governance, historiography, law, oratory, ostraka, religion, rhetoric, ring composition and tragedy, and on other cultures (e.g. Aboriginal, Modern Greek, South African).
The venue for the papers will be the University Centre, the University of Tasmania.
Registration (on the afternoon of 3rd July) is AUS $75 (a student/concession rate is offered of AUS $35) in Christ College (on campus), in which conference accommodation has been arranged (hotel accommodation is also possible). On the evening of 3rd July the conference will be officially opened by the Chancellor of the University, and a public lecture will then be given by Professor Barry Powell.
The conference programme includes a half-day cruise with afternoon tea on the River Derwent on the second day of the conference and a full-day scenic/historical excursion on the last day. The conference dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 7th July.
Registration closes 1 June 1994.
For those wishing to register for the conference contact:
Dr. Ian Worthington,
Department of Classics,
The University of Tasmania,
Tel. (002) 202-294; Fax: (002) 202-288;
Speakers will be:
Richard Bauman (Sydney): The Interface of Greek and Roman Law: Contract, Delict and Crime
Elizabeth Baynham (Newcastle): The Alexander-romance
Sheila Colwell (Washington): Oral/Literate Boundaries in Greek and Hebrew Poetry
Jack Ellis (Monash): (1) Ring Composition and the Shape of Thucydides; (2) Oral Cultures, Ancient and Recent
Stathis Gauntlett (Melbourne): Formulae, Patterns and the Discographic Matrices In Modern Greek Oral Tradition
Annette Giesecke (Wellington): Hector, Andromache and the Theory of Written Composition (Iliad 6.399 ff. and 22.437 ff.)
Doug Kelly (A.N.U.): Oral Xenophon
Anne MacKay (Durban)