The APGRD is a research project based in the Classics Centre at the University of Oxford. It investigates the performance of ancient texts in any medium and any period, from Greek tragedy to Roman epic, from stage to screen, from antiquity to the present day.

A world-renowned international research centre, the APGRD has been at the forefront of classical reception studies for over fifteen years and is a pioneer in classical performance reception. For more information visit the About us section, or to learn about our archives and resources visit Research collections.



APGRD Free Public Lectures, February 2017
Monday 6 and 27 February, 2.15pm

This term we are absolutely delighted to be welcoming KCL's Victoria Moul to give the third annual joint Classics and English Lecture, and the theatre director Wayne Jordan to discuss his acclaimed 2015 version of Sophocles' Oedipus.

Silent Cinema and the Classics
Friday 10 March, 5.30pm

Curated by Pantelis Michelakis (Bristol).

Free, everyone welcome.

Two films, Purity (1916) and L' Esclave de Phidias (1917), will be screened with a live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne (BFI). A panel discussion will follow. See the event page for further details.



Interactive/Multimedia e-books

The APGRD is delighted to have received an AHRC Follow-On Funding Award  to produce two interactive/multimedia e-books.

The e-books, on the performance histories of Medea and Agamemnon, draw on our existing published research, considerably enhanced by our photographic, audio and video archival material as well as newly commissioned interviews and performances from scholars and theatre practitioners.  

The ebooks are free to download and are available either as an iBook for Mac or as an ebook for all other devices. Visit Medea, a performance history for more information and to download the first book.