Ancient Drama Festival 2018, Warwick Classics Department

***Ancient Drama Festival 2018, Warwick Classics Department***
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

The students and staff at the Warwick Department of Classics and Ancient History would like to invite teachers and pupils to our Annual Ancient Drama Festival for Schools on Friday 19 January 2018. This schools event is FREE of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship by funding bodies within the University of Warwick.

The day will focus around a performance of Euripides’ Medea, directed by Asha Martin. The play will be produced by the Classics students at Warwick, and will be performed in the Main Stage of the prestigious Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

Supporting the performance, the Department is offering a series of lectures and seminars specifically for school students to link in with Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History, Drama and English syllabuses at GCSE and AS/A2 (no previous knowledge of the subject area or play will be expected). These include:
– Dr Michael Scott (Associate Professor of Classics) on ‘Killing family in Greek Tragedy’
– Dr Emmanuela Bakola (Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Language and Literature), on ‘Euripides’ Medea on the Athenian Theatrical Stage’
– Mr Clive Letchford (Teaching Fellow in Greek and Latin) on ‘Medea and the modern feminist movement’
– Dr David Fearn (Reader in Greek Language and Literature) on ‘Female speech in Euripides’ Medea’
– Dr Victoria Rimell (Associate Professor in Latin Language and Literature) on ‘Medea in Rome’
– Ms Emmy Stavropoulou (PhD student in Greek Literature) on ‘Women in fifth-century Athens’.

The day will begin at 11am and finish at 5pm. The event is free, but attendees are asked to organise their own transportation and lunch (for access and other information, please visit For bookings, detailed timings and other enquiries please email our Outreach Assistant, David Swan ( If you e-mail in order to make a booking, please give with the (approximate) number of students who are coming (by 23 December 2017).

Last year, we hosted approximately 560 school students and teachers for our drama festival which focused on Sophocles’ Antigone. A short video giving a flavour of the whole festival in previous years, as well as more information on the range of outreach activities organised by the Warwick Department of Classics, can be found here: