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Music and Greek Drama: History, Theory, and Practice

May 28, 2011 - May 29, 2011  |  College 8, Room 240


University of California, Santa Cruz Presents:
Music and Greek Drama: History, Theory, and Practice
An International Conference
In connection with the UCSC Theater Arts production of Orestes Terrorist,
a new version of Euripides’ Orestes by Mary-Kay Gamel,
Mainstage Theater, UCSC, May 20-29
May 28-29, 2011
College 8, Room 240
Scholars and theater practitioners will discuss how music affects the meaning and impact of dramatic performance ancient and modern. How do scholars and musicians reconstruct the likely sounds and styles of ancient Greek music and dance? How did the music of the Athenian theater respond to, and in turn shape, the socio-cultural trends and political controversies of the day? What can and should be the role of music in modern productions of Greek drama? The use of music in the theatrical production of Orestes Terrorist will serve as a case study.
Keynote Address by Peter Kivy, Rutgers University
Amy R. Cohen, Randolph College
Philip Collins, New Music Works, Santa Cruz
Michael Ewans, University of Newcastle
John C. Franklin, University of Vermont
Mary-Kay Gamel, UC Santa Cruz
Mark Griffith, UC Berkeley
Stefan Hagel, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Robert Ketterer, University of Iowa
Pauline Le Van, Yale University
Fiona Macintosh, University of Oxford
C.W. Marshall, University of British Columbia
Donald Mastronarde, UC Berkeley
Lucia Prauscello, University of Cambridge
Danny Scheie, UC Santa Cruz
Andrew Simpson, Catholic University of America
This conference is presented by University of California Humanities Research Institute, with generous support from the Klio Distinguished Professorship, UC Berkeley; Institute for Humanities Research, UCSC; Committee on Research, UCSC.
For further information, including disabled access, contact Courtney Mahaney at the UCSC Institute for Humanities Research,, (831) 459-3527; web: Maps: Staffing provided by the UCSC Institute for Humanities Research.


May 28, 2011
May 29, 2011


College 8, Room 240
College Eight 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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