In this interview we hear from Katie Billotte of Royal Holloway, University of London, who is just about to submit her PhD thesis on a very exciting topic – contemporary performances of Greek Tragedy in Latin America. Here Katie gives us some useful background to this tradition, as well as discussing specific examples: she talks, for instance, about Patricia Ariza’s Antigona (pictured above in performance at the Teatro La Candelaria in Bogata), which was written after Ariza met a group of Columbian women who could not bury their dead husbands. We also get a sneak preview of Katie’s next project, which will focus on the reception of Greek myth in contemporary Iranian literature.

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