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Cohen to be featured on Harvard's 'Reading Greek Tragedy Online'

Amy R. Cohen

Amy R. Cohen

Amy R. Cohen, Randolph’s Catherine Ehrman Thoresen ’23 and William E. Thoresen Professor of Speech and Theatre, will be featured this week during an online series that brings together actors and researchers to perform and discuss scenes from Greek tragedy.

The next installment of Reading Greek Tragedy Online, run by Harvard University’’s Center for Hellenic Studies in partnership with the U.K.-based Out of Chaos Theatre and the Kosmos Society, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The subject: Sophocles’ Electra, which Cohen staged at Randolph in 2008 as part of the College’s Greek Play.

The weekly series was created at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown, with the goal of creating community, fostering dialogues between actors and academics, and creating an educational resource. Since then, more than 60 actors and researchers from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., and Greece have participated.

Their goal is to read all extant Greek tragedies by the end of 2020.

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