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from c.1970 to the Present


The Project
About the project

Project Publications
(including Archived Conference papers)

Specialist Bibliography
Masks Workshop Video

Critical Essays

New Voices
Practitioners' Voices

2010 Conference

A Democratic Turn


2009 Democratic Turn Eseminar

1998-2008 Archived topics

Drama Database
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Poetry Database

(pilot v. 1)
An Introduction

Case Study 1:
Michael Longley

Case Study 2:
Eavan Boland and
Olga Broumas

Database Pilot Sample:
Eavan Boland
Olga Broumas
Ted Hughes
Michael Longley

Classical historiography, ideas and material culture
Exhibiting Democracy

Classical Reception Studies Network


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(Links checked and updated February 2010)

If you find a link that no longer works please inform Carol Gillespie.

Theatre Companies

Actors of Dionysus 
Aquila Theatre Company
Foursight Theatre Company
Theatre Odyssey

Organisations Promoting Classics

Friends of Classics 
The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Joint Association of Classical Teachers (JACT)
Classical Association

Journals and Magazines

Classical Receptions Journal (ed. Lorna Hardwick)
Iris (ed. L. Robinson)
New Voices
(eds. L. Hardwick, S. Hales and A. Bakogiani)
(ed. A. McDermid)


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Featuring Andrew Motion, Michael Longley and Maureen Almond alongside exciting new poets, the first issue boasts a vibrant and eclectic mix; from a Sardinian warrior statue we jump to the Babylonian Enlil's frustration with the sheer noisiness of the people he has created, to a haunting lyric miniature of a speech by Deianeira from Sophocles' Trachiniae, and to Lesbia, who finally gets a chance to speak her mind on Catullus 51. For further information please visit the website

Really Useful Resources (which are regularly updated by their owners)

AHDS Performing Arts
American Philological Association
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama   Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception
Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard USA
Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome
Classical Association of Ireland
Classical Gateway
Classics Info
Classics Ireland
European Network of Research & Documentation of Ancient Greek Drama Performances
Leeds International Classic Studies
New Translations of Comedy and Drama   
Maskmakers website
PANKUR – The Postgraduate Forum in Classics
Northern Broadsides -