The 15th Annual APGRD / University of London Joint Postgraduate Symposium on the Performance of Ancient Drama will take place on Monday 29 June (at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London) and Tuesday 30 June (at the Ioannou Centre, Oxford). This year’s theme will be: ‘Viewing and Spectating in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama’. Abstracts of papers should be sent by 31 March 2015 to [email protected] (please include details of your current course of study, supervisor and academic institution).
About the Symposium
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 discussion and performance of Gardzienice’s Pythian Oratorio.
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.
Those who wish to offer a short paper (20 mins) or performative presentation on ‘Viewing and Spectating in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama’ are invited to send an abstract of up to 200 words outlining the proposed subject of their discussion to [email protected] by Tuesday 31st March 2015 at the latest (details of current course of study, supervisor and academic institution should be included).
There will be no registration fee. Some travel bursaries will be available this year – interested participants should indicate if they would like to be considered for one of these.
Contact for enquiries: [email protected]