5th Greek Theatre Conference “Theatre and Democracy”

  •  Published on: 07/12/2014

The department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, organizes the 5th Greek Theatre Conference, entitled “Theatre and Democracy” celebrating the 40 years since the restoration of democracy (1974). The conference is taking place in Athens, at the main building of the University of Athens from November 5 until November 8 and is dedicated to Professor Walter Puchner. 

The aim of the conference is to closely examine and reveal the association of theatre with political aspects, to investigate the sociopolitical conditions which affected stage practices, dramatic writing and artistic creations during various historical periods and a combined approach of the two. Through a comprehensive approach, the ultimate aim of the conference is to provoke a renewed interest and a wider discussion concerning the social aspect of Theatre, its relationship with democracy and the interaction occurring between them. 

The thematic areas of the conference are as follows:

Theatre and Democracy: Common historical roots and references

The Greek historical example

The policy of the theater and the theater of politics

Ancient Drama; performances and Representations

The Theatre and the emergence of National ethics

Political metaphors and theatrical transformations

Theatre, school and democratic order


During the conference, special sessions will be organized, concerning new researchers

Contact Person: Alexia Altouva  (University Lecturer) (alexaltou@theatre.uoa.gr)  

For regular updates and further information concerning the conference you can visit the website: http://theatredemocracy.wordpress.com

For the conference programme, you can visit the website: https://theatredemocracy.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/programme-26-10-2014.pdf