What's Happening

Dr. John Given

Lectures
Date: 
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time: 
4:00 PM
Location: 
Higley Auditorium

Dr. John Given will discuss his experiences producing, directing and acting in ancient comedy for the modern stage.

Dr. John Given (Associate Professor of Classics at East Carolina State University) will discuss his experiences producing, directing and acting in ancient comedy for the modern stage “Collaborations with the Ancients: Directing Classical Theatre” Prof. Given has published numerous articles on Greek drama and is an advocate for scholarly performance. Given will speak on the theory and practice of bringing ancient drama to the contemporary stage and will feature clips from recent student productions while discussing the challenges and rewards of bringing ancient comedy alive. He has acted in numerous ancient comedies and tragedies including, recently, Aristophanes' Birds and Women at the Thesmophoria and Euripides' Cyclops. Given starred as Catullus in the world premiere live performance of a new radio play about the life, love and poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus. Sponsored by the Department of Classics with support from the Goodspeed Lecture Fund and the Office of the Provost

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012