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Fire Tamer: A Contemporary Adaptation of Euripides's Hippolytus

  • Author(s): Lee, Tiffany H.
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What is “Classic Theatre”? Why does the literary canon insist on Shakespeare, Chekhov, Sophocles, and Euripides while most students and nonacademics are discouraged from them? I'm writing this thesis to combat the idea that Classic plays have a selective audience. My thesis is a contemporary adaption of Euripides’s Classic Greek play Hippolytus, set in today’s United States. In my adaption I've focused on characters, setting, and three central themes: individual identity, family, and power. My play is 17 scenes long with an original cast of 7. The play will be performed as a table read on June 8th, 2018 at 8pm. The performance will be recorded, audio only, and added to the digital and physical archives.


Cast (in order of appearance):

Chorus (m/f) : Emma Dorn, Miguel Lopez, Shannon O’Connor

Natalie “Nat” Johanne (f) : Eileen Sanchez

Phoebe Pratt (f) : Desiree Nguyen

Hayden Wilson (m) : Stewart Wilson

Theodore “Theo” Pratt (m) : Matt Caballero

Winter 2018-Spring 2018

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