Rush Rehm

Rush Rehm

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)


Rush Rehm, professor of drama and classics, works extensively in the area of Greek tragedy. His books include Aeschylus' Oresteia: A Theatre VersionGreek Tragic TheatreMarriage to Death: The Conflation of Wedding and Funeral Rituals in Greek TragedyThe Play of Space: Spatial Transformation in Greek Tragedy; and Radical Theatre: Greek Tragedy and the Modern World. He teaches courses on dramatic literature of various periods, as well as teaching acting and directing to drama students.

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); 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); and Radical Theatre: Greek Tragedy and the Modern World (Duckworth: London 2003).

Recent contributions to edited volumes include essays in Greek Drama in the Americas (Oxford), Aeschylus’ Tragedies: The Cultural Divide and the Trauma of Adaptation (Cambridge), 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: Leiden), Antigone’s Answer (Atlanta), and Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds (Oxford). As well as courses on ancient theater and culture, Rehm teaches courses on contemporary politics, the media, and U.S. imperialism

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