Developments and Trends in Contemporary Research

This issue marks the tenth anniversary of Didaskalia, and is the first to be published in association with the Open University. Both the practice and study of ancient drama in performance have been transformed almost beyond recognition since our first issue was published in March 1994, so it seemed like a good time to take stock. We will be publishing three issues this year. Following the current issue, 'Developments and Trends in Contemporary Research', a second issue will survey and assess the several 'Contemporary Electronic Research Initiatives' that have gradually been changing the ways in which we research, teach and learn about ancient drama as theatrical and textual phenomena in antiquity and since. The final issue of 2004 will examine 'Responses to Ancient Drama in Contemporary Performance', asking directors, performers, playwrights, designers, critics, academics, and theatre-goers to contribute their perspectives upon the uses to which ancient drama is, or could be, put in performance today. [ Read more ]...

Classics and Its Position in Future Cultural Politics
Freddy Decreus

Ancient Drama in Performance
Pat Easterling

Gathering and Analysing Information: gaps in the evidence and its interpretation
Lorna Hardwick

Current and Future Developments in the Performance Reception of Ancient Drama
Fiona Macintosh

CADRE: the Centre for Drama and Its Reception
Alan H. Sommerstein

Research on the Ancient Mask
Angie Varakis

Setting the Oresteia in Northern Ireland
Stephen Wilmer


Euripides' Hippolytos, Sixth @ Penn, San Diego, California, January 2003
David S. Cohen

Daemonia Nymphe: The Modern Sound of Ancient Hellenic Music
Spyros Giasafakis

Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, Epidavros Festival, 2003
Smaragda Hatzidaki

Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae , Epidavros Festival, 2003
Smaragda Hatzidaki

Sophocles' Antigone (3rd Version), Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1999
Anna Lazou

Marina Carr's Ariel (Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis), Dublin, Ireland, October 2002
Marianne McDonald

Euripides' The Children of Herakles, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 2003
Eva Stehle

Paul Wignall's Bursting the Grape, The Eden Project, Cornwall, October 2003
Elizabeth Stewart

Euripides' The Children of Herakles, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 2003
Svendsen, James T.

Euripides' Helen of Troy, New York, May 2002
Frederick M. Winship