Ross Sixth Graders Perform Greek Tragedies

Greek Play Building on their studies of ancient Greece and its transformational playwrights and philosophers, last week Ross School sixth graders performed two famous Greek tragedies. 

Under the direction of Performing Arts teacher Gerard Doyle, the students presented dynamic portrayals of Antigone and Iphigenia in Aulis. The first play, written by Sophocles, is the story of a heroine who defies a king to bury her brother with honor. The second play, by Euripides, is the tale of Agamemnon’s tortured decision to sacrifice his eldest daughter to the gods on the eve of his war with Troy.