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1 Book at Lunchtime: Sophocles – Antigone and other tragedies TORCH Book at Lunchtime event on Sophocles: Antigone and other tragedies by Professor Oliver Taplin. With panellists Professor Karen Leeder and Dr Lucy Jackson. Oliver Taplin, Karen Leeder, Lucy Jackson, Wes Williams 01 Mar 2021
2 University Classical Plays Representatives from University College London and Oxford University discuss their respective classical plays, a rich university tradition for each which has been forced to adapt significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic. David Bullen, Lewis Bentley, Elena Bashkova, Zoë De Barros 17 Jan 2021
3 Live Event: Tragedy and Plague - In Conversation with Professor Oliver Taplin and Fiona Shaw CBE TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Drama Week Oliver Taplin, Fiona Shaw 04 Nov 2020
4 Creative Commons Cymbeline Professor Emma Smith continues her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on one of Shakespeare’s later plays, Cymbeline. Emma Smith 25 Oct 2017
5 Creative Commons Playwright Frank McGuinness in conversation with Fiona Macintosh Acclaimed playwright Frank McGuinness talks with Fiona Macintosh about his work adapting Greek tragedies for modern theatre, particularly Antigone and Medea. Frank McGuinness, Fiona Macintosh 11 Aug 2016
6 E. M. Forster’s Tragic Interior David Scourfield, of Maynooth University, discusses E. M. Forster's relationship with Greek tragedy in the APGRD's second, annual Classics and English Lecture David Scourfield 10 Aug 2016
7 Medea, a performance history (ebook) A free to download, interactive/multimedia ebook by the APGRD, on the production history of Euripides' tragedy Medea Fiona Macintosh; Claire Kenward; Tom Wrobel 09 Aug 2016
8 Director Ian Rickson on Sophocles' Electra at the Old Vic (2014) Director Ian Rickson talks about his 2014 production of Sophocles' Electra at the Old Vic, London, starring Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra Ian Rickson 09 Aug 2016
9 Playwright Marina Carr in conversation with Fiona Macintosh Playwright Marina Carr discusses her adaptation of Euripides' Hecuba, which premiered at the RSC in 2015, and her long-standing relationship with Greek Tragedy Marina Carr, Fiona Macintosh 09 Aug 2016
10 Poet and Playwright Gwyneth Lewis on writing Clytemnestra Poet and playwright, Gwyneth Lewis discusses her relationship with Greek tragedy and her play Clytemnestra. Gwyneth Lewis 09 Aug 2016
11 Actor Helen McCrory discusses Medea with Edith Hall Helen McCrory talks about her title role in the acclaimed 2014 production of Euripides' Medea at the National Theatre Helen McCrory, Edith Hall 09 Aug 2016
12 Creative Commons Timon of Athens Emma Smith finishes her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on the play Timon of Athens. Emma Smith 23 Jun 2015
13 Creative Commons Julius Caesar This lecture on Julius Caesar discusses structure, tone, and politics by focusing on the cameo scene with Cinna the Poet. Emma Smith 18 May 2015
14 Creative Commons Romeo and Juliet This lecture on Romeo and Juliet tackles the issue of the spoiler-chorus, in an already-too-familiar play. This podcast is suitable for school and college students. Emma Smith 05 May 2015
15 Creative Commons Costume in Greek Tragedy From the St Anne's Classics Reunion. The role of swords in Greek tragedy by Dr Rosie Wyles. Rosie Wyles 09 Mar 2011
16 Creative Commons Can Poetry be Translated? Third part of the What is Translation podcast series. In this part, the question of whether poetry be translated. Is there something within the original that is lost in the translation? Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick 27 Jul 2010
17 Creative Commons Is there ever a Faithful Translation? Second part of the What is Translation podcast series. In this part, the question of whether there can be a faithful translation; does the act of translating a text change the meaning of the original is discussed. Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick 27 Jul 2010
18 Creative Commons Defining Tragedy First dialogue between Oliver Taplin and Joshua Billings on tragedy: they discuss what 'tragedy' means, from its origins in Greek culture to philosophical notions of what tragedy and tragic drama are. Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings 01 Mar 2010
19 Creative Commons Adapting Greek Tragedy Fiona Macintosh talks with distinguished playwright Frank McGuinness about his work in adapting Greek tragedies for modern theatre, particularly Antigone and The Medea. Fiona Macintosh, Frank McGuinness 28 Jan 2010