Chorus in Action
This interdisciplinary research initiative brings together theatre practitioners, theatre historians and scholars of ancient Greek and Roman theatre in order to explore and forge new ways of staging the ancient chorus in theatre today. A parallel objective is to broaden scholarly conceptions of the dramatic potentials of the chorus both as an historical component the drama of Graeco-Roman antiquity and as a contemporary dramatic tool. This collaborative network seeks to build on previous interconnections between the academy and the theatre by bringing together groups of academics and practitioners over a sustained period of time.
There were several informal meetings in the run up to a day-long event on June 27th 2014 (see 'Past Events'). The event was part colloquium, part practical exploration of 'choral' elements. A short video about the day and its impact will be available in July.