Welcome

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 News

Celebrating Karolos Koun

Friday 22 September, all day

An audio-visual exhibition and one-day conference co-organised by the APGRD and Dr Angeliki Varakis-Martin (University of Kent). At the JdP Music Building, St Hilda's College and in the Ioannou Centre Outreach Room, 66 St Giles', Oxford. Registration is £20 (£10 concession). Full details, including how to register, can be found on the event page.

 

 

 

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.