International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, Cyprus

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The International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama is a theatre festival that takes place every summer in Cyprus. It is organised by the Cyprus Centre of International Theatre Institute. It began in 1996 and is an annual event which attracts professional theatre companies from various parts of the world. It has hosted companies from Greece, Britain, United States, Germany, Russia, Romania, Sweden, Croatia, Bulgaria, Italy, Austria, Korea, Slovenia, China and Cyprus. This wide international participation in the Festival helps to bring out the universality of ancient Greek drama and underline its living presence in today’s world. The Festival is held in July and early August when Cyprus attracts visitors from all over the world. Thus with its performances it brings ancient Greek drama into contact with a multicultural audience.[1] The performances take place at various venues around Cyprus including the ancient amphitheatre at Kourion, the Paphos Ancient Odeon and the Makarios III Amphitheatre in Nicosia.

16th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2012 participants[2]

play author company base country
Electra and Orestes, the Trial based on Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides Cyprus Theatre Organisation Nicosia Cyprus
Agamemnon's Children based on Sophocles and Euripides Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden Germany
Assemblywomen Aristophanes Neos Kosmos Theatre Athens Greece
The Bacchae Euripides Mitos Theathre Group Limassol Cyprus
Electra Sophocles Morphes Ekfrasis Theatre Athens Greece
The Frogs Aristophanes Magdalena Zira Theatre Nicosia Cyprus
The Eumenides Aeschylus Ruth Kanner Theatre Group Tel Aviv Israel
Antigone based on Tommaso Traetta and Sophocles Skull of Yorick Productions London United Kingdom

15th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2011 participants[3]

play author company base country
Cyclops Euripides Amphiktio Theatre Nicosia Cyprus
The Trackers Sophocles Anagnosis Cultural Society Athens Greece
Oedipus the King Sophocles Zhejiang Beijing Opera Beijing China
Prometheus Bound Aeschylus Compagnie José Besprosvany Brussels Belgium
Medea Euripides Buzz Productions Theater Nicosia Cyprus
Prometheus Bound Aeschylus Attis Theatre Athens Greece
Antigone Sophocles Theatre Lab Company London United Kingdom
Dionysia excerpts from various plays Northern Greece State Theatre Thessaloniki Greece

14th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2010 participants[3]

play author company base country
Alcestis Euripides Free Space Theatre for Youth Oryol Russia
Oresteia Aeschylus Municipal and Regional Theatre Patras Greece
Lysistrata Aristophanes Cyprus Theatre Organisation Nicosia Cyprus
Wealth - Triumph of Poverty Aristophanes Theatro Technis Karolos Koun Athens Greece
Agamemnon Aeschylus SNG Drama Ljubljana Slovenia
Thesmophoriazusae Aristophanes People's Art Theatre Wuhan China
Lysistrata Aristophanes National Theatre of Greece Athens Greece

13th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2009 participants[3]

play author company base country
Antigone after Sophocles State Ballet Mecklenburg Germany
La Passione delle Troiane after Euripides Cantieri Teatrali Koreja Lecce Italy
The Libation Bearers Aeschylus Thessalian Theatre Mecklenburg Greece
Medea Euripides Teatrul National 'Marin Sorescu' Craiova Romania
Thebaid after Sophocles and Euripides Anerada Theatre Nicosia Cyprus
The Clouds Aristophanes Cyprus Theatre Organisation Nicosia Cyprus
Electra Euripides Dance Theatre Roes Athens Greece
Alcestis Euripides National Theatre of Greece Athens Greece
Iphigenia in Aulis Euripides Herzliya Ensamble Herzliya Israel

12th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2008 participants[3]

play author company base country
Electra Euripides Radu Stanca National Theatre Sibiu Romania
Plutus Aristophanes Cyprus Theatre Organisation Nicosia Cyprus
The Birds Aristophanes Theatro Technis Karolos Koun Athens Greece
Medea Euripides Teatro Instabile Aosta Italy
The Persians Aeschylus Astràgali Teatro Lecce Italy
Medea Euripides Semeio Theatre Athens Greece
Ajax Sophocles Attis Theatre Athens Greece
Antigone Sophocles Habima Theatre Tel Aviv Israel

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