Reading Greek Tragedy

Time: Week 2, Wednesday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Place: Baltonsborough Church Room

Leader: Jennifer Westcott, Tel: 01458 850054; Email:

I have called this report Tragedy in our Time as Greek Tragedy is timeless and yet for all time. The dilemmas of the characters are our dilemmas, their loves and jealousies are ours, their tragedies are our tragedies. Because of this we spend a lot of time in our sessions talking about what we have read and how it finds echoes in our lives, for example last year when we were reading Oedipus and King and Antigone, we had many discussions about which should take priority, the gods or the state, when their dictates clash.

Each play is self-contained and so you don't need to worry about joining the group if you have not been before. More new people means more new points of view, new arguments (very polite ones of course!) If you enjoy reading aloud, you can take a part, if you prefer not to read, that is fine too. If you would like to find out more,

If you would like to find out more about the course, please contact me, details above.

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