Welcome to the Reception of Classical Texts Online Database
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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.
We hope that the database will prove ,
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 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 Drama, please use the Data Gathering Form or contact Carol Gillespie.
The current online interface was designed by Greg Parker of Solutions Factory, based on the design he used for the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama databse, based at Oxford University. We hope that the standardisation of such interfaces will assist researchers in their familiarisation. We therefore record our thanks to Amanda Wrigley of APGRD who assisted Greg with the design process. We would also like to record our thanks to David Wong of the Open University's Academic Computing Services department, for his expertise in ensuring the online delivery of the database and for his continuing support.
You may find it useful to print off the Database Guidance page prior to working with the database.
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