Episode 34 (“It’s All Greek to Me”)

Rush Rehm

The topic for the November 2020 podcast is the Ancient Greek language. Paul’s guest is Rush Rehm, professor of Theater and Classics at Stanford University, and their discussion tackles many aspects of Ancient Greek, including the sound of the language and theatrical performances in Ancient Greece.

Rehm publishes on Greek tragedy, including Euripides’ Electra, Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre, Marriage to Death, The Play of Space, Radical Theatre: Greek Tragedy and the Modern World, and Aeschylus’ Oresteia: A Theatre Version. Founder and Artistic Director of Stanford Repertory Theater, he has worked as an actor or director at the several regional theaters in the United States and abroad, including Magic Theater, TheatreWorks, the Alliance Theater, Seven Stages, the Guthrie Theater, Center Theater Group/Getty Museum, Arena Stage, and the McCarter Theater.

(Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G Major BMV 1007 Prelude (by Ivan Dolgunov) courtesy of Jamendo Licensing.)