u3a Group Details

Reading Greek Tragedy (in English)

Week 2, Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm

Venue: Baltonsborough Church Room

Leader: Jennifer Westcott     Tel:01458 850054   Email:jennifermmsing@yahoo.co.uk

Everybody has heard of Medea, Agamemnon, and Oedipus, but perhaps only have a hazy idea of their place in Greek mythology. They are monstrous characters, larger than life, the embodiment of the extremes of the human personality; horrific and yet impossible to ignore. This term we shall read “Iphigenia at Aulis”, which tells of a horrific sacrifice that had to be made so that the Greeks could set out for the Trojan War and hangs on the impossible dilemma: which comes first: country or family? 

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 about the course, please contact me, details above.