I’m Lizzy Ten-Hove, currently a graduate student in Classics at Stanford University. I work primarily on the theory and performance of tragedy after the fifth century, but I’m interested encompass ancient drama and its reception more broadly. As much as I love Sophocles and Euripides, I would save Aeschylus’s plays from a burning building. Before I came to Stanford, I wrote a joint thesis in Classics and English at McGill on Seneca and Elizabethan revenge tragedy.
As often as I can get away from my dissertation, I’m an avid viewer of and participant in modern performances of ancient texts. I’m a member of Stanford Classics in Theater (SCIT), and directed their March 2015 production of Aristophanes’ Nerds as well as its reboot at the 2016 SCS/AIA for the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance (CAMP). You can read more about my past theatrical work here, along with some thoughts on my current project, a multi-vocal verse translation of Euripides’ Ion.
In my downtime I make things and read vast quantities of historical fiction, old and new. I sometimes enthuse about my favorites on my blog, where you can also find theater and film reviews, scattered thoughts on research and pedagogy, and general musings on the academic experience.
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