Performing Arts: Taking scholarship to the stage: enriching a contemporary performance of Greek drama

An academic in the College of Arts was an academic advisor for the National Theatre of Scotland’s (NTS) production of Euripides’ Bacchae. Ian Ruffell was commissioned by the NTS to produce a literal yet modern translation of the play with a commentary for the playwright, David Grieg, to work with.

Ruffell played an ongoing role at rehearsals, which allowed the performance to bring the comedy of the play into focus without losing the meaning of the lines. The play reached audiences of over 30,000 in the UK and over 9,000 in New York.

Project Partner: 
National Theatre of Scotland

Academic: 
Dr Ian Ruffell


To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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