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Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus


Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes, directed by Vangelis Theodoropoulos, is presented at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July 2018.

Vangelis Theodoropoulos ventures into Aristophanes once again (he had previously directed The Acharnians in 2005 and Assemblywomen in 2012), joined by a team of select collaborators and a stellar cast.

Thesmophoriazusae was first presented in 411 B.C., probably at the Great Dionysia feast. The play is one of Aristophanes’ most beloved comedies, with the ancient tragedian Euripides as the main character. The entire plot is built around Euripides’ well-documented dislike of women, leading to various comic situations.

Euripides is upset after finding out that the women who are about to celebrate the Thesmophoria are bent on punishing him for his unflattering portrayal of female characters. After Agathon refuses to help him, the elderly Mnesilochus volunteers. Disguised into a woman, Mnesilochus vindicates Euripides in the women’s assembly. However, he is soon unmasked and Euripides must now also rescue his friend, on top of everything else.

With English surtitles.

For more information, please visit the official site of the Athens Epidaurus festival.

Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

27/07/2018 - 28/07/2018

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Dates: 27-28 July 2018 Location: Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus


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