The special track in Ancient Performance will give students interested in ancient theatre and other performance the opportunity to combine work in Classics with course work, guided research, and hands-on experience in performance and performance studies. Students will work with faculty both in Classics and in Performing Arts.
Catherine Keane, Associate Professor of Classics
Roman Comedy and Satire
Timothy Moore, John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics
Ancient Music, Roman Theater, Research Through Performance
Robert Henke, Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature
Ancient and Renaissance Theater and Performance, Comparative Literature, Dramatic Theory
Henry Schvey, Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature
Modern American and European Drama, Shakespeare in Production, Expressionism and the Arts, Tennessee Williams
- Complete two 400- or 500- level courses in Performing Arts (topics concerned with ancient performance or Classical reception in modern performance are encouraged, but not required).
- Complete a special project involving performance (e.g. work as a dramaturge for a production, work on a translation for performance).
- Complete a special field exam related to ancient performance, Performance Studies, or Classical reception in modern performance (with a specialized reading list).
- The dissertation will concern a topic in ancient performance, Performance Studies, or Classical reception in modern performance.