Natalie Haynes, Stand-Up Classicist: Honour Among Thebes at Hexham Book Festival

Comedian and star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. To coincide with her latest novel, The Children of Jocasta, Natalie takes us on a tour through the earliest Greek Tragedies and Comedies. From the first performance by Thespis to the raucous sex-strike of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, via the great tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. " " " "Ancient history has never been so much fun.

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    Theatre, Queen's Hall

    Beaumont Street Hexham

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  • Event Start Date

    06/05/2017 4:30 PM

  • Event End Date

    06/05/2017 5:45 PM

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About Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of The Amber Fury, which was shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year award, and a non-fiction book about Ancient History, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. She has written and presented two series of the BBC Radio 4 show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. In 2015, she was awarded the Classical Association Prize for her work in bringing Classics to a wider audience.