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(518) 580 - 5460

(518) 580 - 5409

Office Location: Ladd Hall, Room 210

Michael Arnush, Professor and Chair
(518) 580 - 5463

Ruby Grande


Performances of Tragedy, Comedy, Epic

The department has sponsored a number of student-led performances of Greek drama – either of pieces drawn from the ancient repertoire of tragedy and comedy, or of original works written, designed, and directed by our students – both usually as the culmination of CC222 Greek Tragedy or CC223 Greek and Roman Comedy. The performances showcase our students’ theatrical skills either at the end of the fall semester or in the spring as part of the college-wide Academic Festival.

Orpheus: Fall 1998

Lysistrata: Spring 2000 (in conjunction with the national The Lysistrata Project)

Women of Peraion: Spring 2001

Frogs: Fall 2002

Medusa: Fall 2003

Sexual Congress (Ecclesiazuasae): Fall 2006

Niobe: Fall 2008

Kologeros: The Grumpy Old Bastard (Wasps): Fall 2009

Icarus: Spring 2012

Fundrogeny: The Young and the Sexless (Thesmophoriazusae): Spring 2013

In addition, the department hosts Homerathon! – a campus-wide reading of Homer’s Iliad or Odyssey.