Talk: Approaching Ancient Greek Theatre

10/5 │ Wednesday │ 20:00-21:30
Conference Room, Macao Cultural Centre

    Macau Cultural Centre Conference Room    

Language: Mandarin
Target Participants: Aged 13 or above

Starting from the characteristics of the ancient Greek civilisation, this talk will give the audience an overview of the birth, boom and social significance of ancient Greek theatre, introducing the background of Electra and its influence on future generations.



Luo Tong
Now working as a director, Greek theatre expert and Shanghai Theatre Academy specialist, Luo Tong graduated from the Directing Department of the Central Academy of Drama and the Department of Theatre Studies of the School of Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since studying in Greece in the 1990s, Luo has been engaged in the study of ancient Greek theatre and the Sino-Greek cultural exchange. Specially invited as the senior translator of the Presidential Mansion of Greece, Luo has worked for the President and the Prime Minister of Greece as well as Chinese national leaders. Her major works include the documentaries Discovering Greece and The Light of Aegean Sea, ancient Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex and comedy The Birds. Among her translated works are the tragedies Agamemnon by Aeschylus, Electra by Sophocles, the comedies The Birds and Frogs by Aristophanes, and The Courtyard of Miracles by Iakovos Kambanellis.