Thyestes; Phaedra; the Trojan Women; Oedipus with Octavia Fun Activities

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As Adapted By . . .

Pick one of Seneca's plays and read the original Greek versions. Prepare a presentation for the class that compares the two plays. Be sure to point out the fundamental differences and how these alter the play. How does character development change from play to play? What does the escalated descriptions of violence (as well as what is portrayed onstage) add to the play?

The New Oracle

You are one of the Oracles at Delphi. Knowing how important prophecies are to people (particularly Oedipus and his family), create several different prophecies that apply to the characters in Seneca's works. Make sure that these are prophecies that cannot help but come true and that they do apply to each character. If you would like to do research to discover what happens to these characters after the ending of the play (for example, what will happen to those...

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