Chan Centre Connects

Pre-show Talk with Dr. Hallie Marshall

Free
Sun March 12 2017 6:15pm
Royal Bank Cinema

This is a free event for Noche Flamenca ticket holders only. First-come, first-seated.

Presented by the Chan Centre in association with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

“Death in Thebes: From Oedipus to Antigone”

Originally composed for performance at a festival in honour of the god Dionysus in Athens in the 5th century BC, Sophocles’ Theban plays have a long artistic legacy stretching from antiquity to the present. This talk will provide a contextual back story for Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, exploring the story of the house of Oedipus, the flexibility of Greek myth and the ancient performance tradition, and examples of ways in which artists have engaged with these plays in later periods.

Dr. Hallie Marshall is an Assistant Professor at UBC’s Department of Theatre and Film and a Wall Scholar. Her research explores the literature and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome and its reception (the influence and redeployment) in later periods. Her first two degrees were in Classics (a BA in Classical Studies and Latin, and a MA in ancient Greek philosophy and quotation culture in the second century AD), followed by a PhD in Comparative Literature, examining the reception of ancient Greek and Latin literature in British verse drama, with a focus on the plays of Tony Harrison.

Free
Sun March 12 2017 6:15pm
Royal Bank Cinema

This is a free event for Noche Flamenca ticket holders only. First-come, first-seated.

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