Ancient Sun, Modern Light

Marianne McDonald
Bookshop of “Estia”, Athens, 1993
translation: Pavlos Matesis

ISBN: 960-05-0484-9

Greek tragedies have often been staged in the modern theatre to comment on contemporary life. In an original, lively exploration of the modern performance and reinterpretation of ancient Greek drama, Ancient Sun, Modern Light by Marianne McDonald examines Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides as performed under the direction of Tadashi Suzuki, Peter Sellars, Tony Harrison, Heiner Müller, Thomas Murphy and Theodoros Terzopoulos.

The enduring appeal of Greek tragedy is its celebration of the redemptive power of individual human suffering, McDonald concludes.