Live from Epidaurus

Epidaurus is the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece and is often called "the most beautiful theatre in the world". For more then 50 years, a festival of ancient drama takes place every summer. This year was marked by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the cancellation of many festivals, but the Epidaurus Festival goes on, albeit in a condensed form, titled Fragment, adhering to the strictest safety measures. Within the framework of this year’s Festival, the National Theatre of Greece with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports will present to a global audience a production of Aeschylus’ drama The Persians, commemorating the 25th centennial of the Battle of Salamis. It is the first time that a major ancient Greek drama production is being livestreamed, and it is also the first time that any event is being livestreamed from Epidaurus. The play will be streamed live at 21.00 Athens time (GMT +2), in partnership with Google Greece. It will be available worldwide except Greece, exclusively through the YouTube platform, free of charge, although donations will be welcomed. All proceeds will benefit the National Theatre and Greek actors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Google will host the livestreaming and provide technical support as well as major free promotion across YouTube regarding the livestreaming event.

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Theatre Play

25 - 25 juillet, 2020

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
National Theatre of Greece