New films, old drama: an evening with Barefaced Greek

Tuesday 12th June 2018, 6-8pm

The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Athena Posiedon

Barefaced Greek celebrate classical Greek drama in performance by making accessible short films using text from Greek comedy and tragedy. These fresh new films (in the original language, with subtitles), produced for online broadcast, aim to reach new audiences internationally, and to inspire a love of Greek language and drama in the twenty-first century.

This unique public event will feature a showing of three of Barefaced Greek’s films (Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, ‘The watchman’ from Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, and ‘Athena and Poseidon’ from Euripides’ Trojan Women) introduced by the company. Cast and creatives will then participate in a Q&A chaired by Dr. James Robson of the Open University.

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.


Helen Eastman (Director, Barefaced Greek)

Máirín O’Hagan (Producer, Barefaced Greek)

Rebecca Scott (‘Athena’)

Leon Scott (‘The Watchman’)

James Robson (Open University)


This is a free event which is open to the public, but booking is essential. School groups are very welcome (under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Individual bookings can be made via the link here; if you wish to make a group booking please contact

The event is generously supported by the John Coffin Memorial Fund.

Barefaced Greek would like to thank Oxford University Classics Faculty and the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama for their support in producing the films.


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