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Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121


This interactive event will allow audience members a rare look at the rehearsal process for a complex classical play. Focussing on several key scenes in OEDIPUS TYRANNOS by Sophocles, Carey Perloff will work with a group of actors to explore how to interpret, activate, imagine and perform those scenes, looking at the many possibilities the text provides. Audience members will have an opportunity to weigh in on those choices and ask questions of the creative team.

Director and presenter: Carey Perloff

Jocasta: Nike Imoru

Oedipus: John Douglas Thompson

Oedipus Tyrannos translation by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Support is provided by Bernard and Jane von Bothmer.

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.


May 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 (PDT)

Rehearsing OEDIPUS: Choices and Interpretations

This lecture will be live streamed on Zoom. An e-confirmation with a Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

Presented by Carey Perloff Artistic director emerita, American Conservatory Theater


This program is free and open to the public; registration is required

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