Theater directors Anne Bogart (photo by Craig Schwartz) and Tazewell Thompson (photo by Fabian Obispo).

Why Perform Greek Tragedy Today?
A conversation with theater luminaries Anne Bogart and Tazewell Thompson



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Plays written 2,500 years ago continue to lure directors and actors to the stage. What is it about these ancient stories that makes them endure? Acclaimed directors Anne Bogart and Tazewell Thompson discuss contemporary reasons for staging Greek tales of war, betrayal, and revenge, the struggle to stay true to the ancient voice, and why Euripides's Bacchae pushes the boundaries of Greek tragedy.

This program complements Getty Villa's annual outdoor theater production of Bacchae by Euripides. Performances are September 6 through 29th.

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