ElAnt v1n6 - Didaskalia: Ancient Theater Today

Volume 1, Number 6
November 1993

Announcing a new electronic venture:


Sallie Goetsch (Founding Editor)
Oliver Taplin (Consultant)
Ian Worthington (Publisher and Contributing Editor) 
Peter Toohey (Publisher and Contributing Editor)


More and more classicists are getting involved with Greek and Roman plays as performance texts; theater practitioners have always been so. Dialogue between the two groups of specialists, and among individual artists and scholars, is essential. During the course of the conference on Sophocles' *Electra* at Northwestern University in May 1993 (reviewed in *BMCR* 4), Oliver Taplin addressed the need for an electronic newsletter devoted to publicizing modern productions of ancient theater.

Didaskalia has as its aim the timely dissemination of news relevant to those who work on ancient theater and its modern incarnations.

The main feature of Didaskalia will be advance listings of upcoming productions and other drama-oriented events. We will also publish short previews and reviews of books and productions and lists of forthcoming publications pertaining to ancient theater. Each issue will contain updates on the dramatic doings of our subscribers and contributors, and provide a forum for the airing of complaints and the exchange of opinions. Suggestions for other features are welcome. Those interested in becoming regular regional correspondents should contact the editors.

Didaskalia will appear monthly beginning in March 1994. It will be distributed from the University of Tasmania, Australia, under the direction of Ian Worthington, and may be accessed via ftp or gopher in the same way as Electronic Antiquity.

Distribution will be exclusively electronic, except possibly for the Listings section. Listings should include, at minimum, title, venue, opening date and length of run, director, translator if there is one, address, phone, fax, and e-mail of a contact person, and a short description of the approach to the play.

Submissions and inquiries may be sent electronically to:


Hardcopy contributions or queries may be addressed to:

Sallie Goetsch,
Department of Classical Studies,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, 
MI 48109-1003,
Phone (313) 930-6594
Fax (313) 763-4959

COPYRIGHT NOTE: Copyright remains with authors, but due 
reference should be made to this journal if any part of the above is 
later published elsewhere.

Electronic Antiquity Vol. 1 Issue 6 - November 1993
edited by Peter Toohey and Ian Worthington
ISSN 1320-3606

by Kaavya Giridhar