Greek Drama & Comedy: Its Relevance Today


SKU: HGRE Category: Tag:
Start Date: 11/08/2019, 4 meetings
Class Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: LCE Large Conference Room
Instructor: Tracy Marks
Status: Running/Openings


Classical Greek dramas and comedies in translation are not only easy to read, they also raise issues relevant to us today, such as the advantages and disadvantages of democracy, how we honor the dead, and our need for the irrational in our lives. In this course, we will read and discuss Euripides’ Bacchae and Suppliant Women and Aristophanes ingenious comedy, Lysistrata, about women organizing a sex strike to prevent men from warmongering. We will also watch related video clips. All readings are available free online or may be purchased. Our first reading will be The Bacchae, for the second class.

Tracy Marks, M.A. has taught continuing ed courses for 39 years, and specializes in literature, poetry writing, personal growth, Photoshop and eBay courses.

Class will meet in the Lexington Community Education Large Conference Room at 146 Maple Street. Access via 328 Lowell St. The LCE Office Conference Room is in the Old Harrington/Lexington Public Schools Central Office building. We are located in the back corner. Look for the Blue Awning listing “Lexington Community Education”.