October 12, 2012, by Alan Sommerstein
Two productions next year
Spring 2013 will be Greek drama time in Nottingham! Two productions, a comedy and a tragedy, and both on the theme of the miseries of war. In April, the University’s own Lakeside Arts Centre will stage Aristophanes’ comedy Lysistrata, in which the women of Greece, by withdrawing their sexual services, compel their menfolk to stop fighting each other. And in May, the Lace Market Theatre (www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk) in the city will put on Euripides’ Women of Troy, depicting the sufferings of the Trojans after the Greek capture of their city, with every male Trojan put to death (including the innocent children) and every female Trojan enslaved (except for the guilty Helen …)
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