Greek Drama in 19th-Century America:
Academic and Professional Stages

December 4th and 5th, 2009
Evans Alumni Center, Northwestern University

Conference Schedule

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Snack and Drink
Coffee, Apple Cider and Cake

2–3:30 pm
Martin Mueller, Northwestern University
'Escape from D-Minor: Mozart’s Idomeneo
and the Reception of Ancient Tragedy in Early Modern Drama'

3:30-5 pm
Fiona Macintosh, University of Oxford
‘Thebes in the New World’

5-6:30 pm


Saturday, December 5th, 2009

9-10:30 am
Robert Davis, City University of New York
‘Barbarian Queens: Race, Violence,
and Antiquity on the 19th-century American Stage’

10:30 am-12 pm
David Mayer, University of Manchester
‘When Greeks Fail to Turn up, Invite Romans:
The Ancient World on the 19th-century American Stage’

1-2:30 pm
Lee Pearcy, The Episcopal Academy

‘Talfourd’s Ion, Payne’s Brutus,
and Neo-classical Drama in Philadelphia, 1835-1855’

2:45-4:15 pm
Yopie Prins, University of Michigan
‘The Education of Electra’

4:15-5 pm
Response and Discussion led by:
Tracy Davis, Northwestern University
Kathryn Bosher, Northwestern University


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Sponsored by: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
Northwestern Department of Classics, and the Classical Traditions Initiative