art of storytelling

The invention of staged, scripted storytelling began in Greece in the middle of the first millennium BC. The employment of actors to play out a scripted story revolutionised the way that historic events, mythological lovers, and tales of morality were conceived and passed down through the generations.

The art of storytelling explores the material culture of theatre in ancient Greece and Rome from the Nicholson collections with historic photographs and stereographs of archaeological theatre sites and includes virtual reality models of the ancient theatre of Nea Paphos in Cyprus.

This exhibition is held in association with the Department of Classics and Ancient History conference 'Theatre and Autocracy in the Classical World' 25-27 July, 2018, The University of Sydney.