The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (1988)

Original id: 
Start date: 
12 July 1988
End date: 
12 July 1988
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Production notes: 
The text performed in this production was subsequently revised for a production in London (see ID 2141). Both the Delphi and the National Theatre texts are published by Faber.
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Stephen Edwards Composer
Lawrence Evans Choreographer
Vicki Hallam Assistant Designer
Tony Harrison Director
Jocelyn Herbert Designer
Dave Hill Actor Hermes
Barrie Rutter Actor Hunt / Silenus
Jack Shepherd Actor Grenfell / Apollo
Juliet Stevenson Actor Kyllene
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Jocelyn Herbert Newspaper cutting archive
Audio disc - recording of Trackers of Oxyrhynchus CD archive
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics. Vol.04.1 (Spring 1996) Journal library 167ff. 2306
Picture of Jocelyn Herbert's costume design for Jack Shepherd in Trackers Image archive 1
4th International Meeting on Ancient Greek Drama Poster archive
European Cultural Center of Delphi Poster archive
Oliver Taplin essay - Satyrs Re-erected at Delphi Offprint archive
Fourth International Meeting of Ancient Greek Drama Festival programme archive 36, 58-65
(Dis)placing Classical Greek Theatre Book library 79
Ancient Sun, Modern Light: Greek Drama on the Modern Stage Book library
The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus Book library cast 2; images 5-8; text 9-71
Newspaper report - 'National takes Sophocles home' Photocopy archive
National Theatre Programme - The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus Programme archive no pagination
Newspaper report on Trackers rehearsals and review of 'Greek' Newspaper cutting archive
Newspaper report of interview with Tony Harrison Newspaper cutting archive
Newspaper clipping - Oliver Taplin on 'Sophocles recycled as a play for today' Newspaper cutting archive
Newspaper article - 'Sophocles meets the hooligan set' Newspaper cutting archive
Programme - the Ichneutae of Sophocles (The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus) Programme archive
Draft Oliver Taplin essay - Satyrs Re-erected at Delphi Essay archive
Extract from 'Jocelyn Herbert: A Theatre Workbook' on costume designs for Trackers Photocopy archive
The Common Chorus Book library 5
Alcestis on the British stage Photocopy archive 304-305
Tony Harrison's Prometheus: A View from the Left Offprint archive
Greek Tragedy and the British Stage, 1566-1997 Print-out archive 131
Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon Book library 67ff.
Reception Studies Book library 110
Plays Five: The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus; Square Rounds Book library 25-86
Omnibus. Issue 19 (March 1990) Journal library 3 f
Omnibus. Issue 18 (November 1989) Journal library 7
Omnibus. Issue 16 (November 1988) Journal library 14f
Plays International. Vol.19.7 (April/May 2004) Journal library 17
Poster advertising talk by Oliver Taplin - 'Trackers in Athens, Delphi, London' Poster archive
Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s. Vol.1 Book library 572
Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s. Vol.2 Book library 643
Jocelyn Herbert: A Theatre Workbook Book library
Photographs picturing Oliver Taplin and Tony Harrison Photograph archive
The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (1988) - photographs of the stage Photograph archive
The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus - programme Print-out archive
Picture of a satyr statue; Notes about the scenography design Photograph archive
Postcard: Tony Harrison to Jocelyn Herbert; Drawing picturing an element of the scenography Postcard archive
2 postcards: Tony Harrison to Oliver Taplin Postcard archive
Postcard: Tony Harrison to Oliver Taplin Postcard archive
Postcard (Tony Harrison to Oliver Taplin) and a photograph of Bernard Pyne Grenfell's grave Papers archive
4 postcards: Tony Harrison to Oliver Taplin Postcard archive
Facing up to the Muses - Tony Harrison's presidential address Journal archive

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