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Scroll down for our schedule, info on the Bacchae Live Reading, and the Casting Call for that Performance.


DOWNLOAD PDF OF SCHEDULE HERE: Rhetoric and Poetics Autumn 2020 Schedule

Due to the pandemic our programming for the Autumm will be via Zoom. As of Friday Aug 21st both our informal reading groups (LyricSpaces and Homeric Disputations) have been suspended indefinitely.

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On November 19th at 4.20pm the Rhetoric & Poetics Workshop will be hosting a live reading of Euripides’ Bacchae, in a new translation by former UChicago Emma Pauly (AB ’16).

We are looking for participants to act/read each part! The casting call is open to any member of the UofC community.

Have questions about a role or about the text as a whole? Please reach out!

No acting experience? No problem! This reading is about getting the text in the air for it to be discussed. We are not asking for audition materials of any kind, only interest! As long as you’re comfortable reading text in a public forum and with a little bit of heightened language, you are welcome. If you do have theatre experience but are unfamiliar with the play, you are equally welcome.

There will be a few brief rehearsals before the reading to go over logistics, read through the script, and answer any questions about the text, the performance medium (Zoom), and anything else that might arise.

If you’d like to participate, shoot Emma an email at! In your email, please list:

  • Your name
  • Your pronouns (optional)
  • The best way to contact you
  • Your desired role(s); if you’re interested in multiple parts, please list them in order of preference
  • Any experience, expertise, or interests that you want us to be aware of