Rush Rehm on Greek Tragedy

About Guest:

Professor of Drama and Classics at Stanford University, Rush Rehm is the author of Aeschylus' Oresteia: A Theatre Version (Melbourne 1978), Greek Tragic Theatre (Routledge: London 1992), Marriage to Death: The Conflation of Wedding and Funeral Rituals in Greek Tragedy (Princeton 1994), The Play of Space: Spatial Transformation in Greek Tragedy (Princeton 2002), and Radical Theatre: Greek Tragedy and the Modern World (Duckworth: London 2003).

Recent contributions to edited volumes include “Aeschylus” and “Sophocles”, in Space in Ancient Greek Literature: Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative, Vol. 3, ed. I.J.F de Jong (Leiden and Boston, forthcoming 2011); “Ritual in Sophocles,” in Brill Companion to Sophocles, ed. A. Markantonatos (Leiden and Boston, forthcoming 2011); “Translating Space: The Pram Factory Oresteia,” in Close Relations: The Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre, edd. J.M. Griffiths, P. Monaghan, F. Sear (Cambridge Scholars Press, forthcoming 2011); “Tragedy and Privilege,” in The Play of Texts and Fragments: Essays in Honour of Martin Cropp, ed. J.R.C. Cousland and J.R. Hume, Mnemosyne Supplement 314 (Leiden and Boston 2009) 235-253.

He also directs and acts professionally, serving as Artistic Director of Stanford Summer Theater. A political activist, Rush is involved in anti-war and anti-imperialist actions, and in solidarity campaigns with Palestine, Cuba, East Timor, and Nicaragua.

Current Projects:
Stanford Summer Theater 2011 Memory Play, including productions of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood (director), Harold Pinter's Old Times (actor), and Seneca's Oedipus (producer), April – August, 2011
Directing West Coast premieres of Carl Djerassi's Taboos (February 2011) and Foreplay (staged reading, March 2011)
Directing George Packer's Betrayed (May 2011), part of Stanford's Ethics in Society Ethics and War series
Essay in Greek Tragedy in America, edd. K. Bosher, F. Macintosh, J. McConnell, and P. Rankine (Northwestern)
Contributions on “Space” and “Clytemnestra”, in Blackwell Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Oxford)
A volume in the new Duckworth series on Greek tragedy, on Euripides' Electra