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'Why Tragedy Matters?'

'Why Tragedy Matters?'

On Tuesday night, Cambridge University's Professor Simon Goldhill came to speak to an audience of Radleians and pupils from schools local and less so. A prominent name in the study of Greek tragedy, his visit was perfect ahead Radley's production of Oedipus later this term. While covering a topic that seemed, at first, narrow, he gave us a snapshot of every aspect of life in ancient Athens, from politics, war and social divisions to philosophy and even a life lesson, showing not only what theatre represented in the ancient world, but also how applicable it is to us, even today. It was the kind of talk that comes only once in a Radley career. All that went were thoroughly pleased to have done so, and learnt a great deal also.

Report by Declan McCarthy, 6.1, B Social 

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