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Syrian Women Play Greek Tragedy

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 March 2014

Dale Gavlak meets a group of Syrian women living as refugees in Jordan who have been taking part in the ancient Greek play The Trojan Women, by Euripides. The drama has helped them work through the trauma and loss they experienced back home.

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Photo: Syria Trojan Women on stage, courtesy of The Syria Trojan Women project


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