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English Department

The Brady Series in Leadership in the Humanities

Ajax and Philoctetes Cover


The 2009 Brady Series event was a staged reading form Sophocles' plays Ajax and Philoctetes. The reading was presented by the Theater of War project, founded to perform Sophocles' work for military audiences, particularly combat veterans.

Directed by Bryan Doerries, the cast included Adam Driver, Michael Ealy, David Straithairn, and Lili Taylor

Faculty Research Supported by the Brady Series:

"Echoes from Troy: Homeric Allusion in Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes," by Associate Professor Temple Cone

"Theater of War: A Guide for the General Reader," by Associate Professor Jason Shaffer

"Focusing on the 'Margins' of Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes," by Associate Professor Christy Stanlake

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