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Greek Tragedy at the National Theatre

educational • interactive • historical
  • Digital Exhibit
  • Google Arts & Culture
  • National Theatre
  • Free

Greek tragedy has been part of the National Theatre's repertoire since the company formed. Its first performance of a Greek tragedy, Sophocles' Philoctetes, was in 1964. This exhibit explores how the challenges of staging Greek tragedy have been met on the National Theatre's stages through four themes; performance space, setting (the world of the play), chorus, and masks.

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