15th Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium on Ancient Drama

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:45am to Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:00pm
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London (29 June) and the Ioannou Centre, Oxford (30 June)

Viewing and Spectating in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama



The full programme for the 2015 symposium is now available:
PDF icon Postgraduate Symposium Programme 2015.pdf


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 Yana Zarifi (Thiasos Theatre Company) and Margaret Coldiron (Director and specialist in Asian performance). Among those present at this year’s symposium will be Prof. Edith Hall, Prof. Oliver Taplin, and Prof. Fiona Macintosh. The symposium will conclude on the second day, in Oxford, with a talk by Włodzimierz Staniewski on the Pythian Oratorio - with excerpts performed by members of the Gardzienice Company.


Postgraduates from around the world 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, 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. 
There will be no registration fee. Some travel bursaries will be available this year - please indicate if you would like to be considered for one of these.

CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES: postgradsymp@classics.ox.ac.uk