The 17th Annual Joint APGRD / London Postgraduate Symposium on the theory and practice of Ancient Drama

Free, all welcome, no booking required

The 17th Annual APGRD / Royal Holloway, University of London, Joint Postgraduate Symposium on the theory and practice of Ancient Drama will take place on Monday 26 June (at the Ioannou Centre, University of Oxford) and Tuesday 27 June (at Royal Holloway, Egham). This year’s theme is: ‘movement and limits in the theory and practice of ancient drama’.

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. This year’s theme is a timely response to the current surge of scholarly interest in mass geopolitical movement and national boundaries, in corporeality and formal conventions. Speakers from a number of countries will give papers on the reception of Greek and Roman drama. This year’s guest respondent will be Dr Helen Slaney (Roehampton University). Among those present at this year’s symposium will be Prof. Fiona Macintosh and Prof. Oliver Taplin.

Day one of the symposium will include a dance performance by Marie-Louise Crawley (APGRD Artist in Residence, January – June 2017) in the Ashmolean Museum, at 11am. It will conclude at 6pm with a free public lecture by Isabelle Torrance (Aarhus) on (Im)/mobility in Tom Paulin’s Seize the Fire.

Day two, at RHUL, will include a lecture/demonstration by Elizabeth Schafer (RHUL) of Jane Lumley’s Iphigenia at Aulis (1557) and a discussion between Emma Cox (RHUL) and Fiona Macintosh on processional movement.

All are welcome and no booking or registration is required. Please feel free to come on one or both days.

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