Drama festival presents stories as old as time
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If you know your Aristophanes from your Aeschylus, skip ahead. But if you’re not too sure about ancient Greek drama, here’s the lowdown. There are five major playwrights (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander), three dramatic genres (tragedy, comedy and satire) and one main location from which it all sprang: Athens. Flourishing from roughly 700BC, this elegant style of drama has stood the test of time, influencing pretty much all forms of western theatre down the centuries – including off-stage: metal tokens have since become tickets;...
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