Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Open Access Journal: Practitioners' Voices in Classical Reception Studies

[First posted in AWOL 1 June 2010. Updated 8 April 2020]

Practitioners' Voices in Classical Reception Studies
ISSN: 1756-5049
PVCRS is very much a companion publication to our ejournal New Voices in Classical Reception Studies and our Eseminar Archive. All add to the range of resources that are made freely available on the Open University Reception of Classical Texts Research Project website. New Voices provides a refereed platform for newer researchers to publish their work. The Eseminar Archive makes available the records of the annual seminar that discusses all aspects of classical reception. Practitioners' Voices is a response to the growing awareness that Classical Reception research has to recognise the full range of processes that shape the impact of classical material in new contexts. Its aim is to provide a Forum in which theatre directors, designers, dramaturgs, actors, poets, translators, and all involved in the creative practices that are so crucial to classical receptions can discuss the relationship between their work and the classical texts, themes and contexts on which they draw.
We hope that the Forum will also lead to further dialogue between creative practitioners and critics and academics (who are after all also practitioners).

Latest Issue : 10 (2019)

David Raeburn

David Raeburn has had a long and distinguished career as a teacher in schools and universities and as a translator and director of Greek plays. He is also the author of books on tragedy and joint author of a commentary on Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. He has worked extensively with school and university students at summer schools. In this interview he looks back on his career and comments on his current work and future plans.
This interview with Lorna Hardwick was recorded in Oxford on Monday 16thJuly, 2018.

Kimberley Sykes

Kimberley Sykes is a theatre director who has directed a variety of stage works over the last ten years. She has worked with several theatre companies including the RSC, the Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre. In this interview she discusses her role as director of the 2017 RSC production of Dido, Queen of Carthage.
This interview with Jan Haywood was recorded in London on Wednesday 25th October, 2017.
Photograph: Topher McGrillis, RSC.

Chipo Chung

Chipo Chung is a Zimbabwean-Chinese actress and activist based in London. She has worked on a suite of television and theatrical productions over the last fifteen years. On television she has featured in Dr WhoAD The Bible Continues and Into the Badlands. In this interview she discusses her performance as Dido in the 2017 RSC production of Dido, Queen of Carthage.
This interview with Jan Haywood was recorded in London on Thursday 2nd October, 2017.

Michael Ewans

Michael Ewans is Conjoint Professor of Drama at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He specialises in translating Greek tragedy and comedy, directing plays and chamber operas, and writing books and articles which explore how operas and dramas work in the theatre. In this piece for Practitioners' Voices in Classical Reception Studies, he presents a new performing translation of Theocritus 2 ('Love Magic').
To watch a performance of the play (13 mins), follow this link to YouTube: (nb. this performance was recorded by Dave Hukka Video and is © The University of Newcastle).
Interviews with the creators of this production of Love Magic can also be seen on YouTube:
Siobhan Caufield as Simaitha
  • Issue 9 (​2018)
    Featuring Suhayla El-Bushra, Chris Thorpe, Caroline Bird, Lulu Raczka, Penny Boreham, Prodromos Tsinikoris and Giles Lewin.
  • Issue 8 (2017)
    Featuring Rachael Lloyd, Mark Bruce, Anna Parker, Frances Eley, Laura Martin-Simpson and Rachel Bagshaw, Maciej Paprocki, Amy McCauley, Malcolm Atkins, Jo Balmer, Howard Hardiman, Mercedes Aguirre, Phillip Mann, Anna Jackson, and Ben Ferris.
  • Issue 7 (2016) 
    Featuring Alexandra Anthony, Seamus Heaney, Umberto Passeretti, Emily Hauser, Scott Eaton, Renato Gabriele and Sarah Walton.
  • Issue 6 (2015)
    Featuring Alexander Stoddart, Robert Icke, Eugenia Manolidou, Marcus Romer, Liz White and Caroline Horton.
  • Issue 5 (2014)
    Featuring Jeannette Nelson, Gillian Bevan, Deborah Bruce, Andrew Simpson, John Woodman, Ben Jasnow, David Mercatali, Jon Dryden Taylor, Antony Gormley, Polly Findlay and Avra Sidiropoulou.
  • Issue 4 (2013) 
    Featuring Jane Alison, Tiffany Atkinson, Josephine Balmer, Elizabeth Cook, Marie Cosnay, Marie Darrieussecq, Barbara Köhler, Gwyneth Lewis, Alice Oswald, Jo Shapcott.
  • Issue 3 (2012) 
    Featuring Christie Brown, Richard Shirley Smith, Marian Maguire, Robert Crawford, Norman McBeath and Craig Hamilton.
  • Issue 2 (2010)
    Featuring Josephine Balmer, Maureen Almond, Oliver Taplin, Martin Wylde, Helen Eastman, Michael Ewans and Ian Ruffell.
  • Issue 1 (2007) 
    Featuring Dorinda Hulton, Jane Montgomery Griffiths, David Stuttard and David Fitzpatrick.

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