The Athens and Epidaurus Festival, determined not to be missed by its audience, in the difficult summer of 2020, strictly implementing the health protocols, presents a new condensed program.
As part of this year’s Festival, for the first time an important production of ancient Greek drama will be broadcast live on the internet. It is also the first time that a play from the ancient theater of Epidaurus is broadcast in real time.
According to a post by eculture.gr The National Theater, with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, presents to the world the tragedy “The Persians” by Aeschylus, on the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Salamis.
The performance will be live-streamed on Saturday, July 25, at 9 p.m. Athens time (GMT +2), in partnership with Google Greece.
Live streaming will be available through YouTube worldwide except Greece, free of charge. However, the international community is given the opportunity to donate any amount they wish.
All proceeds will benefit the National Theater of Greece and Greek actors. Google will host the live streaming, will provide technical support and free viewing of the show internationally via YouTube.
The livestreaming of the play will take place with English subtitles and will last about 90 minutes. It will be available at livefromepidaurus.gr, as well as through the websites of the National Theatre of Greece, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and the Ministry of Culture and Sports, as well as the National Theatre of Greece’s YouTube channel.