Melodized Speech in Shakespeare

Feb 17, 2020

A symposium dedicated to the Bard’s “sound”…

"Melodized Speech in Shakespeare" a symposium dedicated to the Bard’s “sound” at the Hellenic American Union. Artwork by Philip Sutton R. A.

Organized in cooperation with Hellenic American College (HAEC) and Hellenic American Union, the symposium “Melodized Speech in Shakespeare” is dedicated to the “sound” of the great British bard and features talks and musical performances.

Evi Mitsi, Vasia Markidou, Liana Sakelliou, Charis Charalambous and Lenia Zafeiropoulou will talk about Shakespeare. Orfeas Apergis will read poems.

Soprano Ilia Stampoli and baritone Paris Dimatsas will sing Sonnets No. 18 and 130, as set to music by the Department of Music Studies student Nikos Kyriazis. In addition, the Athens Conservatoire Early Music Center Ensemble will perform compositions dating back to Shakespeare’s time.

The symposium is part of the first round of “Philosophy in Town”, a series of educational and artistic events designed to disseminate the knowledge and research work of faculty and students of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Philosophy in the city where the University is headquartered. This first round of these events, under the general title “Melodized Speech,” concerns the multiple dimensions and functions that poetic, literary, theatrical, ritualistic and vernacular/colloquial speech acquires when sonically rendered as a code for individual and/or collective expression and communication.


Artist William Shakespeare
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Philosophy
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 17/02/2020
End Date 17/02/2020
Starting Time 18:00
Type Symposium
Participants Evi Mitsi, Vasia Markidou, Liana Sakelliou, Charis Charalambous, Lenia Zafeiropoulou, Orfeas Apergis, Ilia Stampoli, Paris Dimatsas, Nikos Kyriazis
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2020/02/19 - 12:23:58



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