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Stanford Repertory Theater Festival: Nevertheless They Persisted Film Series

EVT 559
Jul 16—Aug 13
7:00 pm
Auditorium (Rm. 111), Sapp Center
Additional Info:
All films will take place in the same location. Please allow ample time to park and walk to the venue. As a courtesy to fellow attendees, latecomers will not be allowed inside after 7:20 pm. Due to the auditorium's fixed ventilation system, we highly suggest wearing layered clothing for optimal comfort.
Status: No Registration Required

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Stanford Repertory Theater mounts its most ambitious Summer Festival to date, “Nevertheless They Persisted,” featuring a new adaptation of Euripides’s Hecuba and Helen. Part tragedy and part comedy, Hecuba/Helen focuses on two mythic women who stand up for themselves in surprising ways, turning the tables on the men who have wreaked havoc on their lives.

The festival also includes a film series on the theme of female resistance, a symposium that explores the uses and abuses of the Trojan War in later literature and art, and an evening course that looks at Euripides through a contemporary lens.

Nevertheless They Persisted: Film Series

Stanford Repertory Theater presents a free Monday night film series focusing on heroic female protagonists. Stanford and visiting faculty will introduce each film and lead a post-screening discussion. Moving from the ancient to the modern world, we begin with the famous “trilogy” of award-winning director Michael Cacoyannis, and then follow with three films by the great German film director Margarethe von Trotta.

Film Schedule:

Electra (1962)
Discussion led by Rush Rehm, SRT Artistic Director; Professor of Theater and Classics, Stanford
Monday, July 9, 7:00 pm

The Trojan Women (1971)
Discussion led by Katerina Zacharia, Professor of Classics and Archaeology, Loyola Marymount University
Monday, July 16, 7:00 pm

Iphigenia (1977)
Discussion led by Katerina Zacharia, Professor of Classics and Archaeology, Loyola Marymount University
Monday, July 23, 7:00 pm

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1975)
Discussion led by Matthew Smith, Associate Professor of German Studies and Theater & Performance Studies, Stanford
Monday, July 30, 7:00 pm

Marianne and Juliane (1981)
Discussion led by Tobias Wolff, Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor of English, Emeritus, Stanford
Monday, August 6, 7:00 pm

Hannah Arendt (2012)
Discussion led by Branislav Jakovljevic, Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford
Monday, August 13, 7:00 pm
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