Students taking Classical Civilisation A Level from Years 12 and 13 travelled to London together to visit the British Museum and attend a modern production of an Ancient Greek play.
At the British Museum we were able to see, first hand, the ancient clues that shape our evidence for the world of Greek theatre and the lives of women and their marriages in the Classical world. After a quick lunch we went to Soho Place to experience a production of Euripides’ Medea with the amazing Sophie Okonedo playing Medea. Exploring the themes of alienation, power and family, the Medea still horrifies, moves and makes us think about the human cost of decisions made by those with power. This production presented these ideas powerfully and mirrored the demi-goddess, Medea’s emotions in ‘weather’, including rain that soaked the actors! A wonderful day out for all.
Ms C Barnett, Teacher of Classical Civilisation