The Watchman

Helen Eastman, director of the last three Cambridge Greek plays, is embarking on what I think is a really amazing project:  filming short excerpts from ancient Greek tragedies, in Ancient Greek (with subtitles).  Check out her first offering, “The Watchman” in which actor Leon Scott performs the opening speech of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon:

Having both acted in and watched several Greek plays and readings, I can attest that the experience of speaking and hearing a language that we so often experience purely as text is a powerful and often moving one.  I’m looking forward very much to seeing more of Helen’s offerings.

You can find more information about the project at its homepage here:

http://www.barefacedgreek.co.uk/

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