The Spectacular Politics of Theatre | A Talk by Simon Goldhill hosted by The Latin Programme

The Spectacular Politics of Theatre

Date: 3rd March 2021
Time: 7-7.50pm
Venue: this is an online event. Following ticket purchase, details including a link to access the event will be sent via email.

The Lecture

How did the ancient Athenians stage their tragedies as a great event for the whole city? What did the festival of drama mean as a political event? And what can we learn about our own politics of entertainment from antiquity’s example? Join our online lecture with Professor Simon Goldhill to find out. 

Our speaker

Simon Goldhill is Professor in Greek Literature and Culture and fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King’s College, Cambridge. He is also a fellow of the British Academy and was previously Director of Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge.