The Context of the Greek Tragedians

What was happening in ancient Athens during the time of the great tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides? Who was Aeschylus? What little we know about Aeschylus is scattered and comes down to us from Pausanias and other ancient sources. Aeschylus lived from approximately 523 BC in Eleusis until approximately 456 BC. He is believed to … Continue reading The Context of the Greek Tragedians


Dodsworth (1936)  Director:  William Wyler Dodsworth is a bittersweet film about a failing marriage. The film is based on the 1934 play by Sidney Howard, which is based on the 1929 novel by Sinclair Lewis. It was a commercial and Academy-Award winning success in the 1930s. It tells the story of Sam Dodsworth, played by … Continue reading Dodsworth