Founding Issue: Education and Outreach

It is important to know where ancient theater is being produced, but it is equally important for those who produce it be exposed to one another's ideas. By focusing individual issues on different themes, we hope to be able to cover a wide range of important topics from several points of view. While reviews and listings will remain a constant of Didaskalia, the nature of features will vary from issue to issue. Issue 1 is devoted to the theme 'Education and Outreach', and provides examples of different means of bringing ancient theater to a wider audience and the importance of experience with the genre to those involved. Issue 2 will concern itself with moving 'Beyond Spoken Drama' and into not only the music and dance of tragedy and comedy but also other areas of performance such as pantomime and operatic adaptations. Issue 3 will look at the challenges of 'Translating for the Stage', and Issue 4 at fusions of Greek and Asian performance. Issue 5, 'Embodying Ancient Theater', will examine the logistics of producting Greek and Roman theater from acting to set design. [ Read more ]...

'Primary Tragedy'
Regina and Elizabeth Reynolds

'Comedy and Community'
Chris Pesko

'Within Reach'
Josh Cragun

Book Reviews/Previews

Review of Slater and Zimmermann, edd., Intertextualitaet in der griechisch-roemischen Komoedie
C.W. Marshall

Review of Blundell and Cummins, Auricula Meretricula (Revised Edition)
Niall Slater

Theater Reviews

Euripides' Electra in Spoleto, Italy
Caterina Barone

Trojan Women at Mt. Holyoke College, U.S.A.
Robert W. Bethune

'Adverse Conditions, a Review of Hecuba at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada'
Sallie Goetsch

Trojan Women at The University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Michaela Milde

Timberlake Wertenbaker's The Love of the Nightingale in San Diego, U.S.A.
Marianne McDonald

Agamemnon at Harvard University, U.S.A.
Patrick Rourke








Conferences and Resources