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Theater of War, Philoctetes, and The Impact of Drama by William Letzer

Although Sophoclese wrote Philoctetes 2500 years ago, it universally and timelessly portrays the psychological and brutal pain that soldiers experience due to war. Because these plays were so helpful at bringing communities together in order to help heal these wounds, director and translator Brian Dorries developed the Theater of War Project as a means of…

Posted by on October 11, 2015 in News, , , , ,

Philoctetes, The Theater of War and Their Implications On Mental Health by Vanessa Marino

  The theater of ancient Greece was many things: a literary competition, a Dionysian religious rite, and a place where citizens gathered to see plays that were directly influenced by everyday occurrences in their lives. It was through these portrayals of human suffering and sociopolitical issues, that the audience was able to achieve a collective…

Posted by on October 5, 2015 in News, , , , , ,

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