Publications

monographs | edited volumes | journal articles | essays in books
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Monographs

Edited volumes

Journal articles

  • 2018 (forthcoming) ‘Ideals by Committee: Archival Traces of the Aspirations and Working Practices of the BBC and Educational Broadcasting Councils, 1928-1947’, co-authored with Amanda Bloore. In preparation.
  • 2018 (forthcoming) ‘Oral Poetry and the Aural Imagination: Homer, Modern Poets and Radio’. In preparation.
  • 2018 (forthcoming) ‘The Afterlives of Literary Radio Features’, Media History 24.1.
  • 2017 (forthcoming) ‘Higher Education and Public Engagement in Open University and BBC Drama Co-productions on BBC2 in the 1970s’, Journal of British Cinema and Television.
  • 2016 ‘Television History: Archives, Excavation and the Future. A Discussion’, a roundtable dossier compiled with B. Smart, Critical Studies in Television 11.1, 1-14.
  • 2015 ‘The Spaces of Medieval Mystery Plays on British Television’, Shakespeare Bulletin 33.4, 569-593.
  • 2015 ‘Sophoclean Television: Electra without Subtitles on ITV in 1962′, La Scene en Version Originale, ed. Julie Vatain-Corfdir, 55-65. Paris: Presses de l’université Paris-Sorbonne. [online here]
  • 2014 ‘Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood, “a Play for Voices” on Radio, Stage and Television’, Critical Studies in Television 9.3, 77-88.
  • 2014 ‘Space and Place in Joan Kemp-Welch’s Television Productions of Theatre Plays’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 34.3, 405-19.
  • 2012 ‘Classics on TV: Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen’, Journal of Classics Teaching 26.
  • 2011 ‘Greek Drama in the First Six Decades of the Twentieth Century: Tradition, Identity, Migration’Comparative Drama 44.4-45.1, 371-384.
  • 2011 ‘Greek Immigrants Playing Ancient Greeks at Chicago’s Hull-House: Whose Antiquity?’ (co-authored with Robert Davis), Journal of American Drama and Theatre 23.2, 7-29. [online here]
  • 2010 ‘Robert Bridges’ Masque Demeter and Oxford’s Persephones’, New Voices in Classical Reception Studies 5. [online here]
  • 2010 ‘A Wartime Radio Odyssey: Edward Sackville-West and Benjamin Britten’s The Rescue (1943)’, The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media 8.2, 81-103.
    • Won the Board of the Comparative Drama Conference’s Philadelphia Constantinidis Essay in Critical Theory Award 2010.
  • 2009 Antigone and the “Theban Maidens” in Aberdeen, 1919’, The Review (published by the University of Aberdeen) 62.2, 118-121.
  • 2006 ‘Aeschylus’ Agamemnon on BBC Radio, 1946-1976’, International Journal of the Classical Tradition 12.2, 216-244. [link]

Essays in books

  • 2018 (forthcoming) ‘Herculean Radio’, in E. Ioannidou, H. Slaney and E. Stafford (eds.), Hercules Performed. Leiden: Brill.
  • 2017 (forthcoming) ‘Greek Tragedy in the BBC and ITV Schools Television Curricula of the 1960s’, in Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley (eds.), Ancient Greece on British Television. Edinburgh University Press.
  • 2017 (forthcoming) Arthur Miller’s American Tragedies on the British Small Screen, 1957-1997’, in Amanda Wrigley and John Wyver (eds), Theatre Plays on British Television.
  • 2017 (forthcoming) ‘Introduction: “The Time for the Serious Criticism of Television Plays’, co-authored with John Wyver, in Theatre Plays on British Television, edited by A. Wrigley and J. Wyver. Manchester University Press.
  • 2017 (forthcoming) Contributor to The Encyclopedia of Greek Comedy, ed. by Alan Sommerstein (Wiley-Blackwell): articles on Parry, Hubert; productions, modern; radio, adaptations for; television, adaptations for.
  • 2017 (forthcoming) ‘Aeschylus’ Oresteia on British Television’, in Rebecca Kennedy (ed.), The Brill Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus. Leiden: Brill.
  • 2015 The Anger of Achilles: A Prize-Winning “Epic for Radio” by Robert Graves’, in A. G. G. Gibson (ed.), Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition, 315-331. Oxford University Press.
  • 2014 ‘Aristophanes at the BBC, 1940s-1960s’, in S. Douglas Olson (ed.), Ancient Comedy and Reception: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Henderson, 849-870. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter.
  • 2013 ‘Introduction. Louis MacNeice, Classical Antiquity and BBC Radio: From Wartime Propaganda to Radio Plays’, in Amanda Wrigley and Stephen Harrison (eds), Louis MacNeice: The Classical Radio Plays, 1-30. Oxford University Press.
  • 2013 ‘Practising Classical Reception Studies “in the Round”: Mass Media Engagements with Antiquity and the “Democratic Turn” Towards the Audience’, in Lorna Hardwick and Stephen Harrison (eds), Classics in the Modern World: A ‘Democratic Turn’?, 351-364. Oxford University Press.
  • 2010 ‘From Ancient Rome to Chicago: Mussolini’s Gift of the Balbo Column’, encyclopaedic article for the ‘Classicizing Chicago’ electronic resource, Northwestern University. [link to pilot version]
  • 2009 ‘Louis MacNeice’s Radio Classics: “all so unimaginably different”?’, in Dunstan Lowe and Kim Shahabudin (eds.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture, 39-61. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • 2007 ‘Aristophanes Revitalized! Music and Spectacle on the Academic Stage’, in Edith Hall and Amanda Wrigley (eds.), Aristophanes in Performance, 421 BC-AD 2007: Peace, Birds, and Frogs, 136-154. Oxford: Legenda.
  • 2007 ‘The Balliol Players at Holywell Manor’, in Oswyn Murray (ed.), Holywell Manor: An Anecdotal History, 172-183. Oxford: Balliol College.
  • 2007 ‘Stages of Imagination: Greek Plays on BBC Radio’, in Christopher Stray (ed.), Remaking the Classics: Literature, Genre and Media in Britain, 1800-2000, 57-73. London: Duckworth.

Blog articles (Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television)

Databases and listings

  • 2016 Screen Plays: The Theatre Plays on British Television Database, University of Westminster / British Universities Film and Video Council [online here]. Contributor, with John Wyver: records for 3000+ British television productions of stage plays from the 1930s to the present day. 
  • 2005 Agamemnons on the APGRD Database’ (a detailed listing of c. 750 productions), Ch.9 in Fiona Macintosh, Pantelis Michelakis, Edith Hall and Oliver Taplin (eds.), Agamemnon in Performance, 458 BC to AD 2004, 359-435. Oxford University Press.
  • 2005 APGRD Database, University of Oxford. Contributor, 2001-2005 and Editor, 2005-2009. Records for nearly 10,000 productions of Greek and Roman drama performed on stage, film and radio, internationally and from the Renaissance to the present. [online here]
  • 2005 ‘Chronological Appendix’ (a detailed listing of c. 500 productions), in Edith Hall and Fiona Macintosh, Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914, 555-590. Oxford University Press.
  • 2004 ‘Details of Productions Discussed’ (a detailed listing of c. 700 productions), Ch.15 in Edith Hall, Fiona Macintosh and Amanda Wrigley (eds.), Dionysus since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, 369-418. Oxford University Press.

Other essays, reviews and exhibitions

  • 2012 ‘Classics on TV: Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen’, brochure essay and programme notes for the Screen Plays season of screenings which I curated at the BFI
  • 2012 ‘Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television’, co-authored with John Wyver, in Viewfinder: Moving Image and Sound, Knowledge and Access (the quarterly of the British Universities Film and Video Council), March 2012.
  • 2011 ‘Broadcasting in the 1950s, 20-22 July 2011: conference report’, University of Westminster’s Screen Plays blog, 5 August 2011.
  • 2011 Greece on Air, Greeks on Screen, and Drama in Educational-Television Contexts’, short article for the newsletter of the Department of Classical Studies, The Open University.
  • 2011 ‘Finding Creative Opportunities for Leadership’, Illuminatio (Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford), Hilary Term 2011. [online here]
  • 2011 Review of E. Teresa Choate, Electra USA: American Stagings of Sophocles’ Tragedy (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009), Text & Presentation, 2010, ed. by Kiki Gournaridou (The Comparative Drama Conference Series 7), 163-166.
  • 2009 Review of Lorna Hardwick and Carol Gillespie (eds.), Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds (OUP, 2007), Journal of Classics Teaching 17 (Summer), 38.
  • 2008Agamemnon at Oxford, 1880-2008’, programme essay for the Oxford University Classical Drama Society’s production of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon (Oxford Playhouse).
  • 2006 Review of Shared Experience’s production of Euripides’ Orestes (adapted by Helen Edmundson), Didaskalia 6.3 (Autumn). [link]
  • 2006 ‘Martha Graham’s Greek Journeys: An Exhibition of Max Waldman Photographs’, Magdalen College Auditorium, 10-21 July 2006. [link]
  • 2006 ‘Louis MacNeice’s Agamemnon in Performance’, programme essay for Eudaemonia’s production of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon (Old Fire Station Studio, Oxford).
  • 2005 ‘The APGRD Database of Modern Performances of Ancient Drama at the University of Oxford’, Didaskalia 6.2 (Spring). [link]
  • 2005 ‘The Greek Play at Oxford’, programme essay and accompanying exhibition for the Oxford University Classical Drama Society’s production of Euripides’ Orestes (Oxford Playhouse).
  • 2004 Review of Philip de May’s translation of Agamemnon for the Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama series (CUP, 2003), Journal of Classics Teaching 2 (Spring).
  • 2002 Extended review of Peter Hall’s Bacchai (translated by Colin Teevan) at the Royal National Theatre, Joint Association of Classical Teachers Review 32 (Autumn), 12-14.
  • 2000 ‘Continuing Professional Development: The Library Association’s Working in Teams Evaluated’, Cambridge University Libraries Information Bulletin 46 (Lent Term 2000).