Epidaurus Festival

Epidaurus Festival

Weekends from July to September
The Epidaurus Festival is marked by theatrical productions of ancient Greek tragedy and comedy at the theater built in the third century b.c.e. in Epidaurus, Greece, about 90 miles southwest of Athens. This open-air theater, the best preserved in Greece, can seat 14,000, and the acoustics are so fine that those seated in the top row can hear a whisper on stage. The performances, also known as the Festival of Ancient Drama, are presented by various theaters in the area. Summaries of the Greek-language plays are available to the audience in English.
CONTACTS:
Epidaurus Festival
23 Hadjichristou & Makriyanni St..
Athens, GR-117 42 Greece
30-210-9282900; fax: 30-210-92-82-941
www.greekfestival.gr/?lang=en
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Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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For over 20 years, he has appeared at important venues and festivals in Greece and abroad, including Athens and Epidaurus Festival, [eth]-nassis Cultural Centre Athens, Athens Megaron, Bolivar Hall in London and Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen.
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Athens Festival and Epidaurus Festival, 23, Hadjichristou and Makriyanni St., GR-117 42 Athens; (30) 210 92 82 000; www.greekfestival.gr
Epidaurus Festival, 23, Hadjichristou and Makriyanni Str., GR-117 42 Athens; (30) 210-9282900; www.hellenicfestival.gr Jun 1-Aug 31.
For heritage, there's the Epidaurus Festival (one year younger than that of Athens), where you can catch new takes on Aeschylus or Euripides in that city's Ancient Theatre.
This summer's Epidaurus Festival of Greek Drama features the familiar whispers--and exclamations--of Oedipus, Antigone, Orestes and Medea (whose story closes the festival, courtesy of German director Peter Stein).
EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL, 23 Hadjihristou and Makriyanni Str., 117 42 Athens; (30) 10-9282900; www.hellenicfestival.gr