Detail from black and white photograph of female dancers choreographed by Margaret Morris
Mask designs by Abd'Elkader Farrah for Oedipus Rex, 1960
The Story Of Orestes, 1886: illustration depicting Clytemnestra's ghost and the Furies
Framed costume design sketches hanging on a wall at the APGRD's Oresteia Exhibition, 2011

Welcome

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (the APGRD) is a research project based in the Classics Faculty at the University of Oxford. It investigates the performance of ancient texts from Greek tragedy to Roman epic, in any medium and any period, 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 twenty years and is a pioneer in classical performance reception - see details of our publications here.

For more information visit the About Us section; or to explore our archives and production databses go to Research Collections.

APGRD News

British American Drama Academy's new summer programme 2022

We are delighted to be participating in the British American Drama Academy's (BADA) new summer programme, 'Greek Theatre: from the Ancient World to the Modern, Through Theory and Performance’ being launched in 2022. For further information, visit the BADA website.