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, to learn about our archives and resources, visit Research collections.
Call for papers: 13th annual Postgraduate Symposium, 18-19 June
The programme for this year's Postgraduate Symposium is now available here.
Identity and Community in Performance: Greek Festivals 1927-2012
The exhibition explores festivals in Greece, starting from the first attempts to stage ancient drama in the open-air to the establishment of Greek drama festivals and their development up to the present day. The materials on display view Greek festivals in the context of the larger European dialogues on the revival of antiquity, while also unfolding the performance reception of ancient drama in Greece against the backdrop of the country's cultural, ideological and political transformations in the twentieth century. Click here for more information.
Museum, Archives and Collecting
For a brief history of the APGRD collection in the context of museums, archives and collecting more generally, see Fiona Macintosh's chapter (PDF) in The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History (Cambridge, 2012), eds. D. Wiles and C. Dymkowski.