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Roman Tragedy XI: Pseudo-Seneca’s Octavia, or Definitely Not a Play by Seneca

You know it’s not going to be good when Nero is your husband…

Discussion Prompts

  1. Why do you think this play was attributed to Seneca?
  2. Who is the best stoic? Why?
  3. Discuss the character of the nurse. How would you portray her?
  4. Directing questions: Vision, Setting, Dream Cast, etc.
  5. What does this play (and family) tell us about ambition?
  6. Who holds the power in this play? Why?

Published by Triumvir Clio

I have a BA in History and Classical Civilization from Loyola University Chicago and an MPH from Western Michigan University. I've been a geometry teacher, a religion teacher, a writing tutor. I'm a writer, a knitter, a dancer, a singer, an actor. And, yes, for fun I like to reread everything that was assigned while getting my classics degree.

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