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REINVENTING THE CLASSICS
2014 sees the staging of three prominent new adaptations of classic Greek tales by theatres across the country: The Odyssey andPenelope RETOLD at Derby Theatre; The Last Days of Troy (a new version of The Iliad) at Manchester Royal Exchange; and Antigone co-produced by Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Derby Theatre would like to bring together some of the most exciting writers in contemporary theatre in a symposium to explore the ideas and approaches to their new adaptations of three Greek classics. It will be a chance to listen, discuss and explore. What relevance do these ancient tales have to a modern audience? How are these classic stories being interpreted and presented by the theatre's creative teams?
Chair: Charlotte Higgins - Chief arts writer of the Guardian and classicist
On the panel:
Mike Kenny - Olivier Award-winning playwright who has adapted The Odyssey for Derby Theatre's production
Dr Emma Griffiths - Lecturer in Classics at the University of Manchester
Marcus Romer - Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre who is directing Antigone for Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East's production
Caroline Horton - Contemporary theatre maker and creator of and creator of Penelope RETOLD
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