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Theater students go Greek May 26, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Americas.

Juniors and graduating college seniors from the theater division of Miami’s New World School of the Arts are performing Euripides’ Women of Troy this week in the land where the tragedy was born.

Faculty member and director Andrew Noble reports that the actors are toting their own costumes, which evoke the World War I era, on their flights to Greece. The company, which performed Friday on a beach outside Athens, goes on Sunday at the Anargyrious Theatre, which overlooks the Aegean on the island of Spetses; and Thursday at the Athens Centre in the Greek capital.

Kenneth McLeish’s translation of Euripides’ play is, Noble says, “an amazing document of what the collateral damage of war really means . . . The situation is for all time: the Holocaust, Croatia, Iraq, Africa.”

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