Too Old School For Its Own Good?

The Greek coastal city of Epidaurus is one of the most theatrically significant places in all the Western world. The city’s history as a center of classical theater has made it a haven for directors and actors all across Greece. “At the same time, the long shadow of tradition has transformed Epidaurus… into a bulwark against innovation. For the most part, the acting style that dominates is one of contrived high artifice. An army of conservative critics carefully polices every production, savaging any whiff of novelty and pouncing on even the vaguest suggestion of modernism.”