VAST is organising a survey around the Greek Tragedy Seven Against Thebes, by Aeschylus.

According to Wikipedia, “Seven Against Thebes” is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to as the Oedipodea. It concerns the battle between an Argive army led by Polynices and the army of Thebes led by Eteocles and his supporters. The trilogy won the first prize at the City Dionysia. The trilogy’s first two plays, Laius and Oedipus, as well as the satyr play Sphinx, are no longer extant.

The survey is organised in three phases:

Phase 1
  1. Register as a participant for the survey. Registration is performed through a consent form (in Greek). The consent form must be filled by Thursday, 10 June, 2021.
  2. On Friday 10 June 2021, registered participants will receive an e-mail with further instructions, and the required passwords for accessing the play. The registered participants are expected to watch the video of the play. The play is in Greek.
  3. As a last step, the registered participants who have watched the play, are kindly asked to fill in this questionnaire.
Phase 2

Six months after the completion of the first phase of the survey, please find below the second part of the questionnaire that you are kindly asked to fill in. At this phase of the survey, we would like to determine the function of the theatrical memory and to identify, possibly, elements that are directly related to the text and the values ​​that exist in it, which are accessible to the viewer through the performance.

  • Follow the instructions that you have received per email and fill in the second questionnaire by 20 January 2022.
  • The participants are not requested to watch the video of the play once again.