Virtual Course | Reading Ancient Greek Tragedy with Toby Zinman

Date / Time

  • May 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • May 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Before the first meeting, The Rosenbach will send the Zoom link for course meetings. 



Atrocities: infanticide, matricide, patricide, suicide, incest, cannibalism. Then horrifying revenge: war, ruined cities, murder after murder, rage and mayhem. Nearly 3000 years later, we can still see the bloody footprints of ancient Greek tragedy in some of the most ravishing plays ever written. Join us as we explore Agamemnon by Aeschylus, Oedipus by Sophocles, and Medea by Euripides.

Reading Ancient Greek Tragedy with Toby Zinman Syllabus


About the Instructor

Toby Zinman is a recently retired Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia; she was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University and a visiting professor in China; she publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama; her fifth book, Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined (Methuen), and her essay, “American Theatre Since 1990,” is included in the newly published Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama.

Toby Zinman is also the chief theater critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was named by American Theatre magazine as, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” For The Rosenbach, she recently taught “Stage to Screen: Great Films from Great Plays.”


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