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Edited volumes

Journal articles

  • ‘Oral Poetry and the Aural Imagination: Homer, Modern Poets and Radio’. In preparation.
  • ‘A Revival, a Reworking and an Original: The Harold Pinter Season on Theatre 625 (BBC2, 1967)’, with B. Smart, Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television (2020).
  • ‘A Literary and Dramatic Education on Interwar Radio’, Media History 25.4 (2019).
  • ‘Afterlives of BBC Radio Features’, Media History 24.2 (2018), 266-282.
  • ‘Introduction: Radio Modernisms—Features, Cultures and the BBC’, with A. Lodhi, Media History 24.2 (2018), 159-165.
  • ‘Higher Education and Public Engagement: Open University and BBC Drama Co-productions on BBC2 in the 1970s’, Journal of British Cinema and Television 14.3 (2017), 377-393.
  • ‘Television History: Archives, Excavation and the Future. A Discussion’, a dossier compiled with B. Smart, Critical Studies in Television 11.1 (2016), 96-109.
  • ‘The Spaces of Medieval Mystery Plays on British Television’, Shakespeare Bulletin 33.4 (2015), 569-593.
  • ‘Sophoclean Television: Electra without Subtitles on ITV in 1962′, La Scene en Version Originale, ed. J. Vatain-Corfdir, 55-65. Paris: Presses de l’université Paris-Sorbonne, 2015.
  • ‘Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood, “a Play for Voices” on Radio, Stage and Television’, Critical Studies in Television 9.3 (2014), 77-88.
  • ‘Space and Place in Joan Kemp-Welch’s Television Productions of Theatre Plays’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 34.3 (2014), 405-419.
  • ‘Classics on TV: Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen’, Journal of Classics Teaching 26 (2012).
  • ‘Greek Drama in the First Six Decades of the Twentieth Century: Tradition, Identity, Migration’Comparative Drama 44.4-45.1 (2011), 371-384.
  • ‘Greek Immigrants Playing Ancient Greeks at Chicago’s Hull-House: Whose Antiquity?’ (co-authored with R. Davis), Journal of American Drama and Theatre 23.2 (2011), 7-29.
  • ‘Robert Bridges’ Masque Demeter and Oxford’s Persephones’, New Voices in Classical Reception Studies 5 (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 (2010), 81-103. [Won the Board of the Comparative Drama Conference’s Philadelphia Constantinidis Essay in Critical Theory Award 2010.]
  • Antigone and the “Theban Maidens” in Aberdeen, 1919’, The Review (University of Aberdeen) 62.2 (2009), 118-121.
  • ‘Aeschylus’ Agamemnon on BBC Radio, 1946-1976’, International Journal of the Classical Tradition 12.2 (2006), 216-244.

Essays in books

  • ‘Tragedy for Teens: Ancient Greek Tragedy on BBC and ITV Schools Television in the 1960s’, in F. Hobden and A. Wrigley (eds.), Ancient Greece on British Television, 84-108. Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
  • ‘Broadcasting Greece: An Introduction to Greek Antiquity on the Small Screen’, with F. Hobden, in F. Hobden and A. Wrigley (eds.), Ancient Greece on British Television, 1-23. Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
  • ‘Aeschylus’ Oresteia on British Television’, in R. F. Kennedy (ed.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus, 430-454. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
  • 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, 2015.
  • ‘Aristophanes at the BBC, 1940s-1960s’, in S. D. Olson (ed.), Ancient Comedy and Reception: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Henderson, 849-870. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014.
  • ‘Introduction. Louis MacNeice, Classical Antiquity and BBC Radio: From Wartime Propaganda to Radio Plays’, in A. Wrigley and S. 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 L. Hardwick and S. Harrison (eds), Classics in the Modern World: A ‘Democratic Turn’?, 351-364. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • ‘Louis MacNeice’s Radio Classics: “all so unimaginably different”?’, in D. Lowe and K. Shahabudin (eds.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture, 39-61. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
  • ‘Aristophanes Revitalized! Music and Spectacle on the Academic Stage’, in E. Hall and A. 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 O. Murray (ed.), Holywell Manor: An Anecdotal History, 172-183. Oxford: Balliol College, 2007.
  • ‘Stages of Imagination: Greek Plays on BBC Radio’, in C. Stray (ed.), Remaking the Classics: Literature, Genre and Media in Britain, 1800-2000, 57-73. London: Duckworth, 2007.

Other essays

  • 2019 A Slight Ache (1967)’ and A Night Out (1967)’, two essays in the booklet accompanying the 5-DVD set Pinter at the BBC. London: BFI.
  • 2019 ‘Pinter on Air’, Pinter at the Pinter (coffee-table book, published by the Jamie Lloyd Theatre Co.)
  • 2018 ‘Radio Nation, BBC History Magazine (March issue)
  • 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 J. Wyver, in Viewfinder: Moving Image and Sound, Knowledge and Access, March 2012.

Blog posts

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 J. 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 F. Macintosh, P. Michelakis, E. Hall and O. 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. [link]
  • 2005 ‘Chronological Appendix’ (a detailed listing of c. 500 productions), in E. Hall and F. 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 E. Hall, F. Macintosh and A. Wrigley (eds.), Dionysus since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, 369-418. Oxford University Press.