Our Theatre Company
Praxis (in Greek ‘Πράξις’, meaning ‘The Act’) was established in 2013, with a vision to promote contemporary Greek theatre. Ancient Greece was the birthplace of theatre. Everyone is familiar with the work of Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes. But what about modern Greece, what about art in Greece of indebtedness, austerity, unemployment? In fact, modern Greece has its own theatrical legacy. Praxis is proud to be the first team to introduce contemporary GreSplinters_flyer_ek theatre in its original language with English surtitles to the Oxford audience. Since our début, in May 2014, we have been annually presenting the newest contemporary Greek theatre pieces with great success.
This year’s production, ‘Splinters’, is a brand-new work by Nina Rapi, firstly performed in Athens in January 2018. Praxis, under the direction of Anastasia Revi, are translating ‘Splinters’ and presenting it for the very first time in the UK. An ensemble of seven short stories, ‘Splinters’ is a play about human relationships. 7 dialogues among friends, lovers, family members or internal, self-dialogues, that bring to light the never-ending quest for happiness, freedom, self-conscience and identity through our day to day interactions. The struggle between solitude and co-existence, between the self and the other.
Where: Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford, OX2 6QA
When: 31st May – 1st June – 2nd June
Tickets: £12 (£7 concessions).
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Splinters are the small pieces of wood that penetrate the skin, or the fragments of a shattered impression. 7 short stories that together synthesise an ensemble, a play about human relationships. 7 dialogues among friends, lovers, family members or internal, self-dialogues, that bring to light the …
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Robert Young: May 1968 as a Theoretical Event
Vladimir Biti: The Ethical Appeal of the Indifferent: Maurice Blanchot and Michel Foucault
Anne Duprat: Events, Epochs and Turning-Points: Time vs. Period in Critical History
Divya Dwivedi: TBC
Jean Khalfa: TBC
Kyohei Norimatsu: Friendship in “Dark Times”: Moscow Unofficial Art after 1968
Robert Stockhammer: “We shall therefore never write about what took place or did not take place in May”: Politics of Literature, ’67/’68
Galin Tihanov: 1968: Romanticism’s longue durée
Kang Woosung: “I would prefer not not-to”: Critical Theory after Bartleby
Stefan Willer: The Future of 1968
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Thursday 10th May: Voicelessness and Taboos
Thursday 17th May: Collective Amnesia and Collective Remembrance
Thursday 24th May: Open Discussion
Defending the Art of Fiction in the Age of Post-Truth
What is the role of literature in our increasingly fractured and fast-changing world? Is it possible to write a-politically or do writers have a responsibility to speak out – and, if so, how? Can fiction address political issues in a way that ordinary public discourse cannot? Elif Shafak will explore these questions in three lectures and an open discussion.
After each lecture there will be the opportunity to ask questions, and all are welcome to join in the closing discussion.
All welcome, no need to book.
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Discover why creatures continue to survive in our culture, how monsters reflect gender and power dynamics and how researchers are studying brain scans of people watching films to try and decipher how our brain’s work.