On Wednesday 30th January, the Year 13 Classics students had the opportunity to take part in a Greek theatre workshop run by the Actors of Dionysus. Following a warm up exercise of “Samson, Delilah, Lion” (rock, paper, scissors but more over the top), we created freeze frames based on two of the plays we are studying, Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex” and Euripides’ “Bacchae”. We also had the chance to perform key scenes from “Oedipus Rex” and were taught how to use over the top actions and speech in a similar way to how the Greeks would have. The workshop was very enjoyable and helped us gain a new perspective as well as a greater understanding of the plays we are studying.

Charlotte Earl 13MPL