Department of Classics presents Lecture by John Given
Date of Event: November 11, 2011
Posted: November 10, 2011
GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Department of Classics welcomes Professor John Given of East Carolina University presenting a lecture titled "Collaborations with the Ancients: Directing Classical Theatre." Professor Given has published numerous articles on Greek drama and is an advocate for scholarly performance. The talk takes place at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in Denison University’s Herrick Performance Hall (600 West Loop). The event is free and open to the public.
Given will speak on the theory and practice of bringing ancient drama to the contemporary stage and will feature clips from recent student productions while discussing the challenges and rewards of bringing ancient comedy alive. He has acted in numerous ancient comedies and tragedies including, recently, Aristophanes' Birds and Women at the Thesmophoria and Euripides' Cyclops. Given starred as Catullus in the world premiere live performance of a new radio play about the life, love and poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus. Sponsored byt the Department of Classics, the Goodspeed Lecture Fund and the Office of the Provost.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Lecture, “Collaborations with the Ancients: Directing Classical Theatre,” by John Given of East Carolina University at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in Higley Performance Hall (600 West Loop). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Becky Woods at email@example.com or 740-587-6251, or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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