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APGRD Audio Recordings

Free podcasts of past APGRD Public Lectures can be found on the: University of Oxford's Podcasting site

Or, the audio files can be played or downloaded directly below: Press play on any of the audio-bars below to listen, or right-click over the player and select Save Audio As (or Save As on Mac) to download the mp3 file to your device.

Wayne Jordan on Sophocles' Oedipus

An in-conversation event at the APGRD from February 2017: Director Wayne Jordan talks to Prof. Fiona Macintosh about his acclaimed version of Oedipus, staged at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 2015.

 

Bodies and texts: Attitudes towards tragedy from the Second Sophistic to Late Antiquity 

An APGRD Public Lecture from November 2016: Ruth Webb (Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III), examined ‘Bodies and texts: Attitudes towards Tragedy from the Second Sophistic to Late Antiquity’.

 

E.M Forster's Tragic Interior

In May 2016 David Scourfield (Maynooth) gave the second annual joint Classics and English Lecture at the APGRD.  


 


Adele Thomas and Rory Mullarkey on the Globe Theatre's Oresteia (2015)

An APGRD Public Lecture from November 2015: Director Adele Thomas and playwright/translator Rory Mullarkey discuss their production of Aeschylus' trilogy at London's Globe Theatre in October 2015, with an introduction by Oliver Taplin. 

 

Marina Carr in conversation with Fiona Macintosh

An APGRD Public Lecture from October 2015: Fiona Macintosh talks to playwright, Marina Carr about her new adaptation of Hecuba, and her long-standing relationship with Greek tragedies. The event began with Marina reading from her new Hecuba, and unfortunately a microphone-failure means that this initial part of the recording is very faint. 

 

Helen McCrory in conversation with Edith Hall

An APGRD Public Lecture from May 2015: Edith Hall talks to Helen McCrory about her role in the critically acclaimed production of Medea at the National Theatre in 2014. 

 

Gwyneth Lewis on Writing Clytemnestra

An APGRD Public Lecture from March 2015: award winning poet, and playwright, Gwyneth Lewis, talks about her 2012 play Clytemnestra, which premièred at at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, April 2012. 


Ian Rickson in conversation

An APGRD Public Lecture from November 2014: director Ian Rickson discusses his production of Sophocles' Electra at the Old Vic, in a new translation by Frank McGuinness and starring Olivier Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas. 

 

Jonathan Kent in conversation

On 21 October 2013, theatre and opera director, Jonathan Kent, appeared at the APGRD in conversation with Fiona Macintosh, talking specifically about his work with Greek drama. An abbreviated version of this conversation will be published in a Special Issue of PMLA (2014) on tragedy, edited by Helene Foley and Jean Howard.

 

Frank McGuinness in conversation

An APGRD event fromTuesday, 24 November 2009:Fiona Macintosh in conversation with distinguished playwright Frank McGuinness about his work in adapting Greek tragedies for modern theatre, particularly Antigone and Medea

 

 

APGRD Flashtalks

 

"Two rounds of the Cambridge Greek Play" by Helen Eastman (director)

An APGRD Public Lecture from February 2014: Helen Eastman, director of Prometheus/The Frogs (2013), talks about directing and producing the Cambridge Greek Play.

 

APGRD Videos

 

Trackers of Oxyrhynchus' choruses performed

At an APGRD event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Tony Harrison's Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, three original cast members re-created two choruses from the production. Performed by: Colin Campbell, Conrad Nelson, and Lawrence Evans (choreography/laktismography).