Game of Thrones and Daenerys Targaryen’s Tragic Downfall: Parallels from Classical Mythology

Structural and thematic parallels from Classical mythology and tragedy offer suggestions as to how Daenerys’ story arc in the final season of Game of Thrones might have been saved from poor characterization and weakly supported narrative development.


“Nevertheless They Persisted: Hecuba/Helen” – Stanford Rep Delivers Engaging Interpretation of Greek Tragedy

Last month, I was given the opportunity to catch a fantastic performance of Stanford Repertory Theater’s “Nevertheless They Persisted: Euripides’ Hecuba/Helen.” This combined production of two Greek tragedies was adapted and directed by Rush Rehm, Stanford professor of theater and Classics and specialist in Greek tragedy.