East and West: a podcast with Professor Michael Scott and Dr Marchella Ward

This edition of Staging the Archive podcast was recorded on 30 March 2020, bringing together Professor Michael Scott (author and Professor of Classics and Ancient History, Warwick) and Dr Marchella Ward (Tinsley Outreach Fellow, Oxford) discussing the problematic idea of 'Western Civilisation' and how this plays out when looking at plays set or staged in contexts understood as 'Eastern'. 

You can also read Marchella's accompanying post on our blog, explaining why she chose those particular archive items and their significance within a wider discourse. Read more >

Listen and download here:

Speakers: Michael Scott and Marchella Ward. Introduced by: Claire Barnes.
Production: Claire Barnes and Giovanna Di Martino





Left to right: reviews for the Chinese National Beijing Opera's Bacchae (1996)​ [items 615 and 922]; programme cover for Manara Productions' Hecuba (1987) [item 13618]