, Euripides recounts the artival of Dionysus to Thebes to impose his worship, the bacchanalian cult.
"I had a gold kilt outfit on so basically the first thing at the beginning of the Bacchae
was my bum.
"Sky" and "ground" here echo the "ether" and "earth," which are of primary concern to The Bacchae
, as we shall see.
Melissa has taken the 2,500-year-old Bacchae
and made it contemporary without losing any of its epic nature.
In Greek theatre all actors wore masks and Dionysos' one was particular, as it had a smile on it (Bacchae
"My initial inspiration for the play started with the Greek classic, The Bacchae
. The rather bloody nature of the writing was not suitable for children but I was determined to find a hook that would in some way make a play relevant to a modern Wales.
Burlesque is part of the mix at Oberon, right alongside Euripides' "The Bacchae
,'' a recent production of which was directed by Widow.
Mahon's Theatre collects his original reworking of six classic plays in historical order: Sophocles' Oedipus, Euripedes' The Bacchae
, Moliere's The Schoolfor Husbands and The School for Wives, Racine's Phedre, and Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.
The emphasis on the visual can be articulated along a wide range of points between these two poles: conceiving the objective world as animated by Tight' and 'darkness,' made up of phenomena dispensed by the gods (Aeschylus), at one extreme; or problematizing the subject as viewer (Sophocles' Ajax and Oedipus Tyrannus) and challenging the objective reality of the world itself as 'viewed,' at the other extreme (Euripides' Helen and Bacchae
Emi Wokoma''s stage credits include Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre; as one of the Ronettes in Little Shop of Horrors at Birmingham Repertory Theatre; in The Bacchae
directed by John Tiffany for the National Theatre of Scotland, and in Trevor Nunn''s Porgy and Bess.
Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae
, through April 22, Sightings: Erik Swens, April 14-July 8, and Ernesto Neto, May 12-Sept.
Penned by Dafydd James and Ben Lewis, it's loosely inspired by Euripide's The Bacchae
and tells the story of an apparently innocent and genteel community fundraising event that soon descends into hysteria and debauchery.