Many classical Greek dramas in modern translations meaningfully speak to us today. The struggle to cope with and overcome victimization, suffering and injustice are key themes of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound and Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Through reading, mini-lectures, discussion and video clips, we will explore the issues these plays raise. We will also become familiar with Bryan Doerries’ related live and online Theater of War Productions. Please buy or borrow Doerries’ All That You’ve Seen Here is God, (his translations of these plays) by the first class.
Tracy Marks, M.A. is author of four books, translated into nine languages, and has won several poetry and creative writing awards. She is also an experienced counselor. Tracy has taught in continuing ed for 43 years and specializes in literature, creative writing and personal growth courses.