This page gives a little information, plus links to more information, about the NEH Summer Institute, "Roman Comedy in Performance," which ran from June 24th to July 20th, 2012, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This Institute experimented with different types and choices in performance of selected scenes from Roman Comedy, and it produced twenty scenes, which can be found here on YouTube. Specific posts for viewing individual scenes, and leaving comments or questions, conducting discussion, providing information about resources, teaching, staging productions, etc., are all listed in the menu on the right, as are other relevant post topics.
The co-directors were Sharon L. James and Timothy J. Moore.
Our page on the Institute's official website is here.
Sharon L. James is Associate Professor of Classics at UNC Chapel Hill. She earned her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of
California, Berkeley, with a dissertation on parents and children in the
Iliad, the Aeneid, and the Divine Comedy. Since then her specialties have been in women and gender in antiquity, particularly in Roman love elegy and New Comedy. She has published numerous articles in these fields. Her book, Learned Girls and Male Persuasion: Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy was published by the University of California Press in 2003. She has recently co-edited, with Professor Sheila Dillon, the Blackwell Companion to Women in the Ancient World (2012). She regularly teaches courses in Roman Comedy, Latin poetry, and women in ancient Greece and Rome. She is currently completing a large-scale study of women in Greek and Roman New Comedy.
Timothy J. Moore is John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics and Department Chair of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis. He has written many articles on a range of subjects, and is an expert on music in Roman Comedy. His books include Music in Roman Comedy (Cambridge 2012), Roman Theatre (Cambridge 2012), The Theater of Plautus: Playing to the Audience (Austin 1998), and Artistry and Ideology: Livy's Vocabulary of Virtue (Frankfurt 1989).
Information about the Visiting Faculty Experts can be found here.
A general open thread can be found here.