Theatre | The Poets and the Philosopher: Exile and Metamorphosis
The Poets and the Philosopher: Exile and Metamorphosis
This event is part of the Greek Festival of Sydney | Seymour Centre, University of Sydney*
This philosophy play explores through drama the notion of exile and metamorphosis, prevalent throughout Greco-Roman History and Culture.
It comprises a talk by Dr Edward Spence on exile and metamorphosis, followed by the performance of an illustrative play, also by Dr Edward Spence, about a chance meeting of two poets and a philosopher: the Roman Poet Ovid, exiled from Rome by the Emperor Augustus; the Greco-Roman Philosopher Epictetus, exiled from Rome by the Emperor Domitian to ancient Nicopolis (Preveza); and the Poet Kostas Karyotakis, who though a citizen of Greece saw Preveza as his own exile.
The performance will be followed by audience participation through discussion.
*Note: This is not a School of Humanities event
Venue: Seymour Centre
Cost: Full: $43, Concession $35. $6 transaction fee applies
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