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.


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. Visit our Interactive/Multimedia e-books programme page for more information and for links to download the books.

Lyric and Lyricism conference, 16 September 2016

A one day conference, with performances, in collaboration with Ertegun House and with generous support from The Oxford Song Network (TORCH)
For more details on the line-up and information about registration, please see the Lyric and Lyricism event page.


Ars Longa Prize, 2015:  Arthur Miller and the Greeks

The Judges for the 2015 Ars Longa Prize have decided against awarding a prize this year. Although the essays were lively and interesting, none was considered quite to deserve the prize.