Ferry Plaza Book Party: Joel Eis

LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY:  Joel Eis, Author of The Function of the Ekkyklema in Greek Theatre, The Sculptural Display of Murdered Victims and the Success of Greek Tragedy for the State

Joel Eis

Joel Eis

Monday, October 12th, 2015 || 6pm
Book Passage || San Francisco
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com

Join Left Coast Writers and Joel Eis for a look at the tragic and dramatic in Greek theatre.
Joel’s talk will announce new and very interesting discoveries about Greek theatre that were hidden in plain view, which is why the book has garnered exceptional reviews from experts on the subject.
Joel will discuss the value of research for writers of non-fiction and fiction. Tricks on sleuthing source material, applying it to the work. Lots of dish about scholars who made stuff up, and famous folks who missed important stuff that was right in front of them.
The Function of the Ekkyklema in Greek Theatre, The Sculptural Display of Murdered Victims and the Success of Greek Tragedy for the State, (Edwin Mellen Press, 2014) was awarded the Adelle Mellen prize for outstanding contribution to scholarship upon its release, and received a special forward from Sir John Boardman, greatest living scholar on Greek vases and theatre, Emeritus at Oxford and former curator of the Ashmolean Museum.
Joel will talk about discoveries in the poetry sources for Greek theatre never before included that were pretty much right in plain sight; just an example of an incredible number of unnoticed or misread evidence.

Professor Joel D. Eis, MFA has been writing plays, poetry short stories, articles, and essays since the 1970s. A good portion of his work has seen print publication or staged reading/production. He has published three full length books; a book on the performance of the first play in English in the New World,(Edwin Mellen Press) a text on stagecraft for high schools (Centerline Productions) and his current book on Greek theatre published by Edwin Mellen Press. It has already received the Adele Mellen award for outstanding academic contribution, 2015.

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