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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
Search the DB

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


Copyright Notice

Welcome to the Reception of Classical Texts Online Database

We're sorry but the database is currently offline for maintenance.

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.

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.