The database aims to enable Reception studies to address issues
of performance with the same degree of rigour and attention
to evidence which is expected in textual studies and has been
designed so that it can be searched for the careers of individuals
and theatre companies as well as for Greek and modern authors,
plays, themes and reviews.
that the database will prove a useful research and learning resource
for academics and students working not only in Classical Studies
but also in related areas such as modern literature and theatre
studies. It will include material relating to poetry and film
as well as drama.
nature of our research means that it is open-ended and ongoing.
We welcome information about performances of Greek plays in
the original and in adaptations, versions and translations in
English from c.1970 to the present. We also wish to document
poetry in English (texts and performances and film poems) which
draw on Greek texts, myths and images.
The database was designed by Carol Gillespie, Project Officer, and the current online interface was designed by Greg Parker of Solutions Factory. We would also like to record our thanks to David Wong of the university's Academic Computing Services department, for his expertise and continuing support in ensuring the online delivery of the database. Much of the original data collection (pre-1996) was researched by Dr. Ruth Hazel, as part of her doctoral thesis. The remainder has been contributed by many colleagues from a variety of backgrounds. We are most grateful for their continued support.
If you would like to contribute any information regarding the performance of Ancient Greek Dram, please use the Data
Gathering Form or contact
of programmes, reviews etc. are also welcome for our archive and
should be sent to:
of Classical Studies,
The Open University
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK.