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Rush Rehm

Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and of Classics, Emeritus
An actor, director, and professor of Theater & Performance Studies and Classics, Rush Rehm publishes in the areas of Greek tragedy and contemporary politics. He also serves as Artistic Director of Stanford Repertory Theater, a professional theater company that presents staged readings, full productions, and a dramatic festival and symposium based on a major playwright or theme each summer.

Rehm’s books include Aeschylus’ *Oresteia: A Theatre Version*(Melbourne 1978); *Greek Tragic Theatre* (Routledge: London 1992, paper 1994, modern Greek translation 1999, 2nd revised edition, *Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre (2016); *Marriage to Death: The Conflation of Marriage and Funeral Rituals in Greek Tragedy* (Princeton 1994, paper 1996); *The Play of Space: Spatial Transformation in Greek Tragedy* (Princeton 2002); *Radical Theatre: Greek Tragedy and the Modern World* (Duckworth: London 2003), *Euripides' Electra* (Bloomsbury: London 2020)

Recent contributions to edited volumes include essays in *Greek Drama in the Americas* (Oxford), *Aeschylus’ Tragedies: The Cultural Divide and the Trauma of Adaptation* (Brill: Leiden), *The Brill Companion to Sophocles* (Brill: Leiden), *The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre* (Cambridge), *Rebel Women* (Methuen: London), *Aeschylus’ Agamemnon in Performance* (Oxford), *Sophocles and the Greek Language* (Brill), *Antigone’s Answer* (Atlanta), *Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds*(Oxford), *Space in Ancient Greek Literature: Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative* (Mnemosyne), *Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy* (Oxford), *Looking at Antigone* (Bloomsbury: London), *The Brill Companion to Euripides* (Leiden), *Looking at Agamemnon* (Bloomsbury), *Looking at Persians* (Bloomsbury 2021), *Handbook on Theatre and Migration* (Palgrave 2022), among others.

As well as seminars on ancient theater and culture, Rehm teaches courses on contemporary politics, the media, and U.S. imperialism.


Ph.D., Stanford University, Drama (Directing and Criticism) and Humanities (1985)
M.A., Classical Studies, Melbourne University (1975)
B.A., Princeton University, Creative Writing/Classics (1973)


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