Bacchae: Euripides' Greek Tragedy
- Past Event
Thursday, June 1st at 7PM
- Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah
A new translation of Euripides' ancient Greek tragedy, the Bacchae, performed by the inaugural graduate class of Ralston College, and directed and translated by Emily Wendt.
The Bacchae is a gripping tale of revelry and retribution, one imbued with all the drama and pathos of ancient Greek culture.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR AND TRANSLATOR
Emily Wendt studied Classics at Georgetown, where she fell in love with Euripides and began translating the Bacchae. This translation was first performed last August in Samos, Greece, during her initial term of study in Ralston College’s MA in the Humanities. Ms Wendt hopes to continue staging productions of the Bacchae across the globe, and also wishes to continue her translating efforts as well. Many of the works which she finds most meaningful lack adequate modern renderings, and she plans to use her voice and talents to open these works to the wider English-speaking world.