Detail from Cassandra, an oil painting by Frederick Sandys circa 1895


Staging the Archive: Conversations on Ancient and Modern Performance

In each episode we invite academics and/or creative practitioners (directors, playwrights, actors, choreographers etc.) to talk to us about their research, archival discoveries, and creative practices. We often begin with an object from our archive to start a wider conversation; most episodes are also accompanied by a reflective post on our Staging the Archive Blog. The podcast runs during the university's vacations.

Latest episode

Posters for the UCL Classical Play 2021 and Oxford's Greek Play 2021University Classical Plays: with guest presenter David Bullen

This special episode brings together representatives from the production teams behind the UCL Classical Play (Lewis Bentley, Elena Bashkova, and Zoë De Barros) and the Oxford Greek Play (Marcus Bell and Alison Middleton) to discuss their respective projects, and the impact of Covid-19 on their work. 


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Photographs of Mai Musié (left) and Arlene Holmes-Henderson (right), links to podcast pagePhotographs of Avery Willis Hoffman (left), Shivaike Shah (middle) and Fran Amewudah (right), links to podcast pagePhotograph of Paul O'Mahony (left), Lanah Koelle (middle) and Joel Christensen (right), links to podcast pagePhotographs of Edith Hall (left) and Rosie Wyles (right), links to podcast pagePhotographs of Estelle Baudou (left) and Struan Leslie (right), links to podcast pagePhotographs of Oliver Taplin (left) and Giovanna Di Martino (right), links to podcast pagePhotographs of Michael Scott (left) and Marchella Ward (right), links to podcast page