Page and Stage

PAGE and STAGE: Theater, Tradition, and Culture in America

An in-depth partnership between the library and the theater based around Homer's Iliad that links public libraries and performing arts centers across America.

Reading Groups

Discover and discuss the impact of Homer with a leading scholar


Come see NY’s Aquila Theatre perform Homer’s Iliad: Book One and join in a post-performance discussion


Participate in a Classical Theatre Workshop with actors from Aquila Theatre

Public Lectures

Attend exciting talks given by expert scholars

Program Themes

Know Thyself – Issues of Identity
Nothing in Excess – Crossing Boundaries
The Trojan War – History or Myth?
From Homer to Hip Hop – Reinventing the Classics

Aquila Theatre

Aquila Theatre’s mission is to bring the greatest theatrical works to the greatest number. Aquila presents a regular season of plays in New York, at international festivals, and tours to approximately seventy American towns and cities a year. Aquila also provides access to excellent theatre for people in under-served rural and inner city communities.

Click here to see if Aquila Theatre is coming to a performing arts center near you!

Featured Events

The Philoctetes Project: Theatre of War

Featured Scholar Lecture

Listen to Professor Laura Slatkin’s lecture “Gods, Warriors, Women: Exploring Identities in the Iliad” at the Brooklyn Public Library

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Watch a clip from Aquila Theatre’s Iliad: Book One

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