Public Sacrifice, Private Trauma - Conflicting Domains in Jane Lumley's Iphigenia at Aulis: a site specific performance

Event Date: 
27 Jun 2017

Founder's North Quad, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX

Time 13:15-14:00


Lady Jane Lumley’s translation of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis (c. 1555), the first known dramatic work by a woman in English, is one of the earliest extant English-language translations of a Greek tragedy. This work-in-progress performance – facilitated by Liz Schafer from the Department of Drama, Theatre, and Dance and directed by RHUL alumna Rebecca McCutcheon – offers a fresh perspective on Lumley’s rarely staged translation by locating it in the context of the execution of Lumley’s cousin, Lady Jane Grey. The performance will take place in and around the North Quad.

This event is part of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama annual postgraduate symposium, jointly organised by Oxford University and Royal Holloway. It is supported by Royal Holloway’s Humanities and Arts Research Institute.

Admission Free – please meet at the north entrance to the North Quad by 13:10


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