The Iris School's Greek Drama Project is a three-day event, including plays and performances of Greek drama by London state schools and youth groups. There will also be workshops and talks.
Bacchae is the story of the punishment of Penthius, King of Thebes and his mother Agave by the god Dionysus for their refusal to worship him. In part a story of a clash between the immortal and mortal, it also tells of clashes between civilisations, between men and women, between authority and license as the god's vengeance turns to brutal murder.
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