Tiberius to Nero: Roman Emperors on the Stage and Screen
Date: Wednesday February 19, 2014, at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, Getty Villa
Admission: Tickets required.
From the Renaissance to the present, Roman emperors have appealed to playwrights, opera composers, and screenwriters for their deviousness, hypocrisy, and sheer lunacy. Historian Ronald Mellor examines popular representations of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero on the stage and screen, accompanied by dramatic readings of Ben Jonson's Sejanus, Albert Camus' "Caligula", and scenes from "I, Claudius", and Monteverdi's "Incoronazione di Poppaea". Free; a ticket is required.