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Recordings of the lectures and in-conversation events with acclaimed actors, directors, playwrights, and academics, on modern and historic performances inspired by ancient Greek and Roman texts - hosted by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. For upcoming public events please visit the APGRD website.

Reimagining Ancient Greece and Rome: APGRD public lectures Oxford University

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Recordings of the lectures and in-conversation events with acclaimed actors, directors, playwrights, and academics, on modern and historic performances inspired by ancient Greek and Roman texts - hosted by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. For upcoming public events please visit the APGRD website.

    Greek Tragedy at the National Theatre of Prague during the Nazi occupation (1939 – 1945)

    Greek Tragedy at the National Theatre of Prague during the Nazi occupation (1939 – 1945)

    Alena Sarkissian gives public lecture, subtitled 'Theatre as a space of Spiritual Contemplation', on Greek Tragedy in the Czech Republic under Nazi Occupation.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    APGRD/TORCH panel discussion of 'We Are Not Princesses'

    APGRD/TORCH panel discussion of 'We Are Not Princesses'

    Nur Laiq (TORCH Global South Visiting Fellow), Hal Scardino (producer) and Fiona Macintosh (APGRD) discuss We Are Not Princesses, a documentary about Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut telling their stories through the ancient Greek play, Antigone. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 39 min
    'The Mask of a Very Definite Purpose': Edith Wharton and the Classics

    'The Mask of a Very Definite Purpose': Edith Wharton and the Classics

    The annual Classics & English lecture given in May 2019: Isobel Hurst (Goldsmiths) discusses Edith Wharton and the Classics. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 54 min
    Homer and the Discovery of the Pacific

    Homer and the Discovery of the Pacific

    An APGRD public lecture given in May 2019: Henry Power (Exeter) discusses Homeric resonances in the work of Alexander Pope, John Keats, and Thom Gunn. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 54 min
    Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

    Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

    Melinda Powers (CUNY) discusses modern American adaptations of Greek tragedy.

    • 46 min
    The Dancer and the Ubermarionette: Duncan, Craig and Modernist Performance

    The Dancer and the Ubermarionette: Duncan, Craig and Modernist Performance

    An APGRD / DANSOX public lecture given in February 2019: Olga Taxidou (Edinburgh) discusses the work of Isadora Duncan and Edward Gordon Craig. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 1 hr 16 min

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