Stanford continues its multiyear partnership with New York's Public Theater this fall when celebrated director JoAnne Akalaitis workshops her new production of Euripides' The Bacchae during a two-week residency on the university campus.
This five-time Obie Award winner will be joined by actors from the Public Theater, artistic director Oskar Eustis, translator Nicholas Rudall, choreographer David Neumann, dramaturge Jim Leverett, and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton for class visits, panels, symposia, and open rehearsals of the work in process.
The Bacchae is one of 17 tragedies by Euripides to have survived completely intact. It tells the story of the revenge taken by Dionysos on the city of Thebes, site of the death of his mortal mother Semele.
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