Postgraduate Symposium

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:00am to Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 5:00pm

‘Spaces & Places in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama’

We are delighted to announce the Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium on the Performance of Greek and Roman Drama, organised by the APGRD, University of Oxford, and the University of London. This two-day event will take place on Monday 30th June at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (University of London) and Tuesday 1st July at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies (Oxford University).

The programme is available here.


This annual Symposium focuses on the reception of Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy, exploring the afterlife of these ancient dramatic texts through re-workings by both writers and practitioners across all genres and periods. Speakers from a number of countries will give papers on the reception of Greek and Roman drama. This year’s guest respondents will be: Prof. David Wiles (Exeter) and Dr. Eleftheria Ioannidou (Birmingham). Among those present at this year’s symposium will be: Dr. Fiona Macintosh, Prof. Oliver Taplin and Dr. Zachary Dunbar.


Postgraduates from around the world working on the reception of Greek and Roman drama in theory and practice 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, and theatre and performance 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.