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Greek and Roman Drama - Theatre History & Modern Performance (APGRD Public Lectures)

Podcasts 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.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Bodies and Texts: Attitudes towards Ancient Tragedy Professor Ruth Webb (Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III), examines attitudes towards tragedy from the Second Sophistic to Late Antiquity Ruth Webb 10 Jan 2017
2 The Oresteia at the Globe Theatre (2015) Director, Adele Thomas, and playwright / translator, Rory Mullarkey, talk about their production of Aeschylus' Oresteia at the Globe Theatre, London in 2015 Adele Thomas, Rory Mullarkey 11 Aug 2016
3 E. M. Forster’s Tragic Interior - David Scourfield David Scourfield, of Maynooth University, discusses E. M. Forster's relationship with Greek tragedy in the APGRD's second, annual Classics and English Lecture David Scourfield 10 Aug 2016
4 Marina Carr in conversation with Fiona Macintosh Playwright Marina Carr discusses her adaptation of Euripides' Hecuba, which premiered at the RSC in 2015, and her long-standing relationship with Greek Tragedy Marina Carr, Fiona Macintosh 09 Aug 2016
5 Helen McCrory discusses Medea with Edith Hall Actor Helen McCrory talks about her role in the acclaimed 2014 production of Euripides' Medea at the National Theatre Helen McCrory, Edith Hall 09 Aug 2016
6 Gwyneth Lewis on Writing Clytemnestra Poet and playwright, Gwyneth Lewis discusses her relationship with Greek tragedy and her play Clytemnestra. Gwyneth Lewis 09 Aug 2016
7 Ian Rickson on Sophocles' Electra Director Ian Rickson talks about his 2014 production of Sophocles' Electra at the Old Vic, London, starring Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra Ian Rickson 09 Aug 2016
8 Creative Commons Jonathan Kent in conversation with Fiona Macintosh Director Jonathan Kent discusses his work with Greek tragedies, including Medea with Diana Rigg in 1992-1994; Hecuba with Clare Higgins in 2004; and Oedipus with Ralph Fiennes in 2008 at the National Theatre. Jonathan Kent, Fiona Macintosh 11 Aug 2016
9 Creative Commons Frank McGuinness in conversation with Fiona Macintosh Acclaimed playwright Frank McGuinness talks with Fiona Macintosh about his work adapting Greek tragedies for modern theatre, particularly Antigone and Medea. Frank McGuinness, Fiona Macintosh 11 Aug 2016