The question underlying the activity of the laboratory is: what role does ancient culture play in today's imaginary, for example the revisitation and symbolic use of mythical figures, the rewriting of ancient works, their adaptation, revision or translation for spectacular and artistic purposes, the dialogue between contemporary artists and classical art? What does 'classic' mean in contemporary world and in the current forms of comunication and visual culture? An ideal, a content of contrast, or a starting point in which the roots of the European identity are recognized?
In the a.a. 2018/2019 the Laboratory will deal in particular with the Greek tragedy, starting from the tragedies related to the myth of the Atrides: Aeschylus' Orestea (Agamemnon, Coefore, Eumenides), Elena, Electra, Orestes, Iphigenia in Aulis, Iphigenia in Tauris of Euripides. We will reflect on the text, reading it in Italian translation, on the questions posed by the text, on the possibilities of its staging, with exercises in dramaturgical writing, starting from the reflection on some recent products, such as Santa Estasi by Antonio Latella (2015- 1018).