Our Homage To World Theatre in 4 Acts
Our Homage to World Theatre in 4 Acts offers the option of either a 10-day* or a 21-day pilgrimage.
In both tours, we will experience current theatre productions in iconic world theatre sites. We will immerse ourselves in the cultural, historical and political influences that created world theatre, and unashamedly indulge our senses – not only through the emotion of theatre – but also through the beauty of landscape, architecture, colour, music, food, fashion and visual art.
(*10-days Act 1: Greek Theatre only.)
Act 1: Greek Theatre (10 days)
Ancient Greece – The Birthplace of Western Theatre
The 10-day pilgrimage traces the narratives of Homer from the mystical Island of Ithaca to the dramatic expression of Aeschylus, Sophocles or Euripides in Ancient Epidavros. Etched deep in the ancient landscape, the archaeological wonders, and the richness and timelessness of Greek culture, we uncover the clues as to the development of Western theatre.
And with the 10 days being centred around the Athens/Epidavros Festival, we will experience the ancient and the modern, the rural and the urban, and international theatre productions of both then and now.
Acts 1- 4: Greeks, Romans & Spaniards.Ole! (21 days)
Ancient Greece, Lisbon, Merida, Castile La Mancha and Barcelona
The 21-day pilgrimage includes all the richness of our 10-day tour and more… In our quest to further trace the development of theatre, we journey onward to Lisbon, Portugal, and then to Merida, Almagro and Barcelona, in Spain, where international theatre festivals expose us to Roman and Medieval theatre as well as to theatre of the Spanish Golden Age and the theatre of contemporary Catalonia.
The Athens Epidavros Festival, Almada International Theatre Festival, Merida Classical Theatre Festival, Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre, and The Grec Festival of Barcelona are the vehicles by which we will explore this exciting part of the world and see thrilling world theatre.