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SITI Company on “Trojan Women (after Euripides)” at the Getty Villa

SITI company premieres a newly commissioned adaptation of Euripides’ Trojan Women at the Getty Villa on September 8. “We’ve been working for 20 years to do this play,” says Leon Ingulsrud, who helped found the New York-based ensemble in 1991.

In this video, director Anne Bogart, playwright Jocelyn Clarke, and cast members Ellen Lauren and Leon Ingulsrud discuss why completing this production of Trojan Women in their 20th anniversary year has such a deep connection and meaning for the company. Clarke also discusses the adaptation and what’s unique about this new version of the play.

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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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