Theatre Review – Petronius’ Satyricon, adapted for stage by Martin Foreman
Petronius’ Satyricon is a classic Ancient Roman text from the first century CE, depicting scenes of debauchery and extravagance. Fiona MacRae reviews a recent stage exhibition of the text, brought to life for a modern audience by Martin Foreman at Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh.
The Haunting of House Atreides
Written by Justin Biggi. The skene functioned as the space between theatre and playing area in Greek theatre. But, what were its metaphorical meanings? In what ways did it resemble a meta-theatrical haunted house?
The Legend of Classical Greek Theatre
Writtten by Phoebe McKechnie. When reading Euripides’ The Bacchae and Medea, a comparison with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible does not instantly come to mind. Their settings are very different: The Bacchae and Medea are set in ancient Greece, and the Massachusetts town Salem is well known as the setting of Miller’s Puritanical play. However, within these geographical settings, all three plays revolve around male-dominated environments where…