MASC is dedicated to the performance of Greek and Roman theat re on the modern stage. Productions are designed to present ancient drama faithfully, while recognizing the idiom of contemporary performance. Ancient theatre was a viable, exciting medium, and productions that fail to replicate these aspects are necessarily incomplete. Nevertheless, in many of these productions particular attention has been paid to reconstruct authentically ancient staging conventions.
This site offers descriptions and pictures of modern performances of ancient theatre. All of the plays presented here have been produced, directed, and/or translated by C. W. (Toph) Marshall. Since 1995, productions have been done under the rubric of MASC.
MASC has also consulted on productions in Britain, the United States, and Canada,and has done the following translations for performance:
- Euripides, Trojan Women (June, 1995), for the United Players of Vancouver, (Vancouver, B.C.).
- Euripides, Hecuba (March, 1997), for the Classics Drama Group, (Peterborough, Ontario). An electronic review of this product is available for Didaskalia
Instructions: Below you will find links to descriptions of individual plays. Those marked with an asterisk contain more than five images. All thumbnail images can be expanded; simply click on the image. To return to the descriptions after viewing the expanded images, click on the "back" button of your browser.
Euripides Cyclops Helen Children of Heracles* Medea Sophocles Electra Philoctetes Women of Trachis* Aristophanes Birds Clouds Plautus Asinaria* Curculio* Miles Gloriosus*
Also of Interest:
To send e-mail to C. W. (Toph) Marshall click here.He now teaches at the Department of Classics at Memorial Universtiy of Newfoundland
This site has been prepared with the generous help of Laurel Bowman, whose myth site (Classical Myth: The Ancient Sources) can be accessed here.
© C.W. Marshall 1997 Last updated March 2000