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Claire Catenaccio

Department of Classics


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Claire Catenaccio is a scholar of ancient drama and its modern reception who is an assistant professor in the Department of Classics at Georgetown University. She is currently writing her first book, which explores monody, or solo actor’s song, in the plays of Euripides. She has published on the imagery of dreams in Aeschylus’ Oresteia, on singing heroes in Sophocles’ Trachiniae, and on the transformation of the myth of Orpheus in the Broadway musical Hadestown. As a dramaturg and director, she has worked extensively with modern stagings of ancient texts.

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