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.


Celebrating Karolos Koun

Friday 22 September, all day

An 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, Oxford. Registration is £20 (£10 concession). Full details, including how to register, can be found on the event page.



Building Works at the Ioannou Centre, Summer 2017

Please be aware that from July to October 2017, major building works in the Ioannou Centre may disrupt access to the archive - please contact apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk well in advance if you wish to visit during this time to see if it is possible for us to accommodate you. The Ioannou Centre will be completely closed from Monday 21 August to Sunday 27 August.

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.