Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus: Axarnes

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I try to go and catch a play at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus every summer. As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival this year, I chose to watch another Aristophanes play (comedies, as compared to Greek tragedies) – titled “The Archanians“. It was widely advertised and it lived up to the hype – I thoroughly enjoyed the adaptation. (You can see a picture of the performance by clicking here).

Before we went to the theatre, we spent a day out in the Peloponnese – we went to the ancient Greek acropolis of Mycenae to see the site. We climbed up to the citadel, and it was a hot and lovely sunny day.

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We later drove to Nafplio to have a late lunch before we had to make our way to the theatre.

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When we arrived, people were already queuing to enter. We got to our seats, and watched the sun set slowly over the theatre set.

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The play was a delight to watch (it was in Greek) and I have to say that the anti-war theme of the play particularly resonated with me, and I had wondered how a play written thousands of years ago could somehow still be contemporary with what is happening now.

 

 

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