Professor George W.M. Harrison (Department of Greek and Roman Studies, Carleton University), "What Saved Satyr Drama?"
George Harrison has been researching satyrs since 2000. His production of Euripides’ Cyclops is the first full-scale commercial production of a satyr drama since antiquity and his conference volume the first full length study of the subject. Now, as part of preparations of a follow-up full-length study, he explores the question of what was about satyr drama that made it so compelling. What Saved Satyr Drama looks at the evidence for the wide and persistent appeal of a specialized genre best known as a ‘light’ and short play capping the tragic trilogies associated with Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.