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"The Birds" Theatrical Presentation and talk

“The Birds”- A play by Aristophanes in a special performance by the Classical Theater Company.

Pre-performance talk by Prof. Harvey Yunis, Professor of Humanities and Classics, Rice University.


The Birds 1kPolitics and religion…the two topics one never discusses in polite society.  Now, you can!  Just in time for a presidential election season, “The Birds”, one of the most revered comedies written by the great Greek playwright Aristophanes, is thick with commentary on politics and the relative absurdity of human nature. Aristophanes tears apart the religious and political world of fifth-century B.C.E. Athens. Needless to say, his views and the debates around which they center are still relevant today. A talk about the archaeology and history of the Greek theater precedes the performance.  Afterward, enjoy a reception of Greek desserts with dancing and music where politics and religion will be topics of discussion!  

 

Sponsored by AIA-Houston & HCC-SW

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

Location:
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Theater 
10202 Memorial Drive 
Houston, TX 
United States

Tickets: 

 

 

To purchase tickets offline please contact

Mrs. Helen Santire

Tel: 713-468-6531

 

 

 For a detailed description and some analysis of the play click: The play

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