Greece's Epidaurus theatre to live-stream ancient play for the first time

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Greece's Epidaurus theatre to live-stream ancient play for the first timeIt is the first time that a major ancient Greek drama production is being live-streamed and also the first time that any event is being live-streamed from Epidaurus

Performance of the ancient Greek play The Persians, by Aeschylus, will be streamed live to a global audience on Saturday, July 25, from the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, according to ANA.

In the framework of this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the National Theatre of Greece, with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, will present the play in commemoration of the 25th centennial of the Battle of Salamis. 

The play will be streamed live on July 25 at 21.00 Athens time (GMT +2), in partnership with Google Greece. It will be available worldwide except Greece, exclusively through YouTube, free of charge, but donations are welcome. All proceeds will benefit the National Theatre and Greek actors impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Google will host the live streaming and provide technical support as well as a major free promotion across YouTube regarding the live streaming event.

The play is in Greek with English subtitles and lasts nearly 90 minutes. It will be streamed through livefromepidaurus.gr and will be also available at 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. 

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