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.


Italy and the Classics Conference - Friday 10 June 2016

See the event page for the full line-up and for information about booking a place.










The 16th Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium on Ancient DramaJanus, as depicted on the painted ceiling in Waltham Abbey Parish Church. Photograph by Steve Day.

The 16th Annual APGRD / Royal Holloway, University of London Joint Postgraduate Symposium on the Performance of Ancient Drama will take place on Monday 27 June (at the Ioannou Centre, Oxford) and Tuesday 28 June (at Royal Holloway, Egham). This year’s theme will be: ‘Memory and Imagined Futures in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama.’ Further details on the symposium can be found on the 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.