EVENT: Viewing and Spectating in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama

Mon 29th June 2015: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London
Tues 30th June 2015: Ioannou Centre, Oxford

The 15th Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium on Ancient Drama 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 talk by Włodzimierz Staniewski on the Pythian Oratorio – with excerpts performed by members of the Gardzienice Company.

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