We’ll focus on Ancient Greek dramatists who wrote stories of love, hate, power, and grappling with fate to investigate human passions, vanities and the forces that weighed on people’s lives. Their relevance has never paled. We’ll explore five great works uncovering both their timelessness and what makes them utterly strange. By applying a critical, political, and historical gaze to these works, we will invest them with fresh vitality. Required reading (in order): Antigone, Medea, Oedipus Rex, The Frogs, and The Bacchae.