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CLA 203 Readings in Classical Tragedy (3 credits)

This course studies the tragic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (in English). The class will focus on the language and style, themes, dramaturgical devices, as well as the political, societal, religious and philosophical outlook that find expression through these plays. We will be watching three films showing modern performances of some of these plays. Some of these performances attempt to capture the mood of an ancient Greek theater and others reinterpret the plays in a modern style and, occasionally, in a modern setting.