Monday, August 17, 2020

New from the APGRD's interactive/multimedia ebook project

New from the APGRD's interactive/multimedia ebook project

We are delighted to announce that the next instalment of the new free interactive/multimedia ebook by the University of Oxford's Archive of Performance of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD) is on Apple Books. An EPUB version for other devices will follow, but in the meantime Apple users can download Agamemnon, a performance history: Homecoming & Lyric for free at:

The Homecoming chapter asks what kind of character is Agamemnon? How has his masculinity been understood at different times and in different places? How easy is homecoming for soldiers after a war? The Lyric chapter focuses on the enslaved Trojan Priestess, Cassandra and the Chorus of old men from Argos, who both have a central role in Aeschylus' Agamemnon and yet have little or no power to make things happen. The Choral Odes and Cassandra's prophetic song have proved both a challenge and a cue for enormous creativity in many modern productions and versions.

The APGRD's interactive/multimedia ebooks draw on the unique collection of archive material and research at the APGRD and beyond. They uses images, film, bespoke interviews with creative practitioners and academics, and digital objects to tell the stories of two tragedies that have inspired countless interpretations onstage and onscreen, in dance, drama, and opera, across the globe from antiquity to the present day. Homecoming and Lyric joins:

Agamemnon, a performance history: Beginnings & Whose Play? (available here from Apple Books)
Medea, a performance history (available here from Apple Books or as an EPUB for non-Apple devices)

Wishing you all well, with kind regards, 
from all of us at the APGRD

Archive of Performances of Greek & Roman Drama

University of Oxford,
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