Staging the Archive - the APGRD blog

Our blog posts are authored by members of the APGRD Team as well as guest researchers and theatre practitioners. Find out more about our work, events, and the stories behind objects unearthed from the archive. 

Latest on the blog:

East and West: Manara Productions' Hecuba and Beijing Opera's Bacchae​

In piece accompanying the APGRD podcast, Marchella Ward (Oxford) discusses items relating to two productions - including the Beijing Opera's Bacchae (1996) - understood by their reviewers as adapting Greek tragedy to an 'Eastern' context. Citing contemporary scholarship, Marchella talks through why the concept of 'East and West' is so inherently problematic, and explores how this binary has affected receptions of antiquity. Read more >


The Archive in 100 Objects

We're building a series exploring our 'Archive in 100 Objects', where researchers explore the larger stories told by single objects in our archive. Access the posts down the left hand side of the page, or click on an item below to find out more.