Classics and the Spectacular Under Fascism: Classical Performance in the 'Ventennio Fascista'

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Registration and Coffee

Welcome from Fiona Macintosh (Oxford)

Giovanna Di Martino (Oxford) and Sara Troiani (Trento) present the APGRD and Laboratorio Dionysos Databases


Classicising the Spectacle

Chair: Oliver Taplin (Oxford)

Eleftheria Ioannidou (Groningen) - A Classical Modernity

Giovanna Di Martino (Oxford) – Aeschylus at the Crossroads between ‘Modernities’

Classics and the Spectacular I

Chair: Giorgio Ieranò (Trento)

Sara Troiani (Trento) - Ettore Romagnoli’s Productions and the Fascist Regime

Natalie Minioti (Thessaloniki) - The Secret Meaning of the Chorus in the Theatrical Performances of the Dramatic Festival of Syracuse during the Fascist Period  

13.00-14.00 Lunch


Classics and the Spectacular II  

Chair: Fiona Macintosh (Oxford)

Giovanna Casali (Bologna) - Did Music Change under the Fascist Regime? A Survey of the Musical Compositions in the INDA Performances

Giulia Bordignon (Venice) - "Living Sculpture": The Dancing Chorus at the Greek Theatre in Syracuse, 1927-1939


Coffee break


Theorising Fascist Classicism 

Chair: Eleftheria Ioannidou (Groningen)

Dimitris Plantzos (Athens) and Vasileios Balaskas (Malaga-Athens) - Reinventing Romanitas: Exchanges of Classical Antiquities as Symbolic Gifts between Italy and Spain (1933-1943)

Helen Roche (Durham) - Theorising the Use and Abuse of the Classical Past in Mussolini's Third Rome and Hitler's Third Reich


Plenary led by Pantelis Michelakis (Bristol)


Drinks reception


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