12th Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium on Ancient Drama

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 6:00pm
Lecture Theatre, 66 St Giles, Oxford (first day); Central School of Speech and Drama (second day)

‘Hierarchy/ies in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama’

This year's theme is ‘Hierarchy/ies in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama’

Supported by the APGRD, University of Oxford and the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.

We are happy to announce the Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium on the Performance of Greek and Roman Drama, co-organised by the APGRD, University of Oxford and the University of London. This two-day event will take place on Monday 18th June at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies (Oxford University) and Tuesday 19th June at The Central School of Speech & Drama (University of London).

Organised by postgraduates, this annual symposium focuses on the reception of Greek and Roman drama, exploring the afterlife of ancient dramatic texts through re-workings of Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy by writers and practitioners. Speakers from a number of countries will give papers on the reception of Greek and Roman drama. This year’s guest respondent is Professor Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland).

Postgraduates from across the globe working on the reception of Greek and Roman drama are welcome to participate, as are those who have completed a doctorate but not yet taken up a post. The Symposium is open to speakers from different disciplines, including researchers in the fields of classics, modern languages and literature, or theatre studies.

Practitioners are welcome to contribute their personal experience of working on ancient drama. Papers may also include demonstrations. Undergraduates are very welcome to attend.

There will be no registration fee, but participants will have to seek their own funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

This year's organisers are Brad Wilson (Oxford), Dan Goad (London).


Day 1: Monday June 18th 2012, Lecture Theatre, 66 St Giles, Oxford

14:00-14.30 Jarrid Looney (RHUL), Lottie Parkyn (KCL), Matt Shipton (KCL), Helen Slaney (Oxford), Henry Stead (Open University/Oxford) 
‘Prometheus in Sheffield 2012’

14:30 -14:45 CAGR Conclusion and Conference Introduction
Chairs: Dr Fiona Macintosh (Director of APGRD), Professor Judith Hallett (Maryland)

Receiving Hierarchies                           

14:45 - 15:15   Nana Bilus Abaffy (Monash University)    
Power in Performance: Classical Performance Reception

15:15 - 15:45   Patrick Lucky Hadley (Toronto)        
Translating Aristophanes’ Audiences in Renaissance Germany  
15:45 - 16:00  Tea                 
Ancient Theory, Modern Practice                               

16:00 - 16:30   Tori L McKee (Open University)        
Re-­‐constructing the Hippolytus: Modern adaptations of Racine’s Phèdre

16:30 - 17:00   Eliska Polackova (Masaryk University)   
Site-specific Seneca

17:00 - 17:30   Lucy Jackson (Oxford)          
The Hierarchies of Dance and Song in Ancient and Modern Performances of Greek Tragedy
Texts and Hierarchies             

17:30 - 18:00   Bénédicte Barillé (EHESS, Paris)           
Paul Claudel's Translation Theory

18:00 - 18:30   Małgorzata Budzowska (Łódź) 
Contemporary performances of ancient dramas in Polish theatres
18:30   Buffet Supper  

Day 2: Tuesday June 19th 2012, Central School of Speech and Drama, London

10:15 - 10:30   Coffee             
Democratizing Tragedy

10:30 - 11:00   William Pinchin (Central)          
Theatre of reintegration: Jonathan Shay, Theatre of War, and Bravo 22 Company

11:00 - 11:30   Katerina Gotsi (UCL) 
Creon, Heman and the Chorus: Hierarchies in Aidan Mathews’ Antigone
Hierarchical Relations             

11:00 - 11:30   Núria Llagüerri-Pubill (València)        
Hierarchies in Hippolytus

11:30 - 12:00   María Sebastià-Sáez (València)        
From Euripides Iphigenia at Aulis to Manuel Lassala’s Ifigenia in Aulide

12:35 - 13:05   Zachary Dunbar's 'Son', from Antigonex:samples
Performed by Nando Messias (Central alumnus), soundscape by Luke Pajak
13:05 - 14:00   Lunch             

Hierarchy and Violence
14:00 - 14:30   Zoa Alonso (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) 
Three operas by La Fura dels Baus: between Greek tragedy and Roman spectacle

14:30 - 15:00   Daniela Palmeri (Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona)    
Hierarchies in the representation of Greek Myth in Colombia                            

15:00 - 15:30   Tea                 
Subverting Hierarchies
15:30 - 16:00   Maddalena Giovannelli (Università degli Studi di Milano)          
Subverting hierarchies in Italian classical productions

16:00 - 16:30   David Eudave Rosales (Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona)    
Tragedy through the Looking Glass: Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio’s Awry Approach to the Tragic
Hierarchy and the Body          

16:30 - 17:00   Christina Kapadocha (Central)          
The Tragic Heroine through the Reception of the Actress

17:00 - 17:30  South Indian classical dance performance of choral lyrics from Euripides’ Medea- directed by Yana Zarifi-Sistovari and danced and choreographed by Ash Mukherjee with music devised and performed by Ash, Bangalore Prathap and Kate Wakeling.
17:30 - 18:00   Professor Judith Hallett Responds (Maryland)