The London Global Gateway will host a full day conference "Performance in Pieces: Fragmentary Drama from Greece to Rome to Now". The day will bring together practitioners and academics to showcase the classical tragedies you don't know and their adaptation on modern stages.
The theater of the ancient Greeks and Romans has been the object of fascination for many scholars throughout time. While only a small percentage of the plethora of work produced exists in what is considered complete form, the extant plays of Greek and Roman drama, are regularly retranslated and reproduced for contemporary audiences. However, in recent years scholarship has also started to engage with productions that are considered incomplete and have often been ignored. This resurgence in the academic sphere has also been reflected in the creative arts with fragmentary classical theater inspiring new works.