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Classical Scenes for Women

  • 1.  Classical Scenes for Women

    Posted 03-22-2019 14:06
    Hello,

    I'm looking for classical Greek scenes for females (2 or 3 females).  Any suggestions?
    Thanks for your help and resources.

    Best,

    Russ

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    Russell Saxton
    Theatre Instructor
    Dixie State University
    St George UT
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  • 2.  RE: Classical Scenes for Women

    Posted 03-23-2019 16:11
    Antigone (Antigone and Ismene)
    Electra (Electra and Chrysothemis)
    Electra (Electra and Clytemnestra)
    Iphigenia (Iphigenia and Clytemnestra)
    Lysistrata (Lysistrata and Calonice)
    Lysistrata (Lysistrata and Myrrhine)





  • 3.  RE: Classical Scenes for Women

    Posted 03-24-2019 20:02
    THE TROJAN WOMEN has several excellent scenes for two women.

    Nancy L. Bernhard
    retired theatre teacher
    Salinas High School





  • 4.  RE: Classical Scenes for Women

    Posted 03-26-2019 12:43
    Thank you for the female classical scene suggestions these are so appreciated.  Any other suggestions?

    Best,

    Russ

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    Russell Saxton
    Theatre Instructor
    Dixie State University
    St George UT
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  • 5.  RE: Classical Scenes for Women

    Posted 04-05-2019 07:51
    Edited by Katy Mulvaney 04-05-2019 07:52

    Euripides' Helen has a scene between Theonoe (prophetess) and Helen (of Troy).  Menelaus is technically standing there, but you can just stop before his speech.

    If you ever need an amazing male/female scene, the Gatekeeper in that play tells off two different kings who try to be all, "you're a slave and a woman, let me by" and she shuts them DOWN.

    Also, Medea is meant to have a Chorus of Women, so the conversations between Medea and the Chorus Leader would be two women.

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    Katy Mulvaney
    Fine Arts Dept Chair
    Houston TX
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