Performing Persia: Cultural Exchange and Visual Power in Aeschylus's Persians
Date: Saturday September 13, 2014, at 2 pm - 3 pm
Location: Auditorium, Getty Villa
Admission: Tickets required.
Centered on the Battle of Salamis in 480 B.C., Aeschylus's play tells of Greek victory over the Persians and the impact on an imagined Persian court. Rebecca Kennedy of Denison University examines the complex historical and dramatic context of this Greek tragedy, considering its potential reception by a diverse ancient audience. Free; a ticket is required.