Greco-Roman Drama in Context – Ancient and Modern - Day 1


event 15 November 201218:00

Venue: Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Date: 6pm, Thursday, 15 November, 2012

In this colloquium speakers from diverse backgrounds (classics, theatre, drama, digital arts and humanities) will explore the ancient and modern production and reception contexts of Greek and Roman drama. Topics include the realities of ancient masked theatre, the intellectual and ritual contexts of Greek tragedy, and the reception, translation and production of ancient tragedy in Ireland today.


Dr Hugh Denard (keynote speaker) is Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King’s College London. His research interests include the application of digital visualisation methods to ancient Greek and Roman drama and twentieth-century Irish theatre performance. He has also been involved in the development of internationally-adopted methodological principles for historical visualisation. Hugh’s lecture focuses on the King’s Visualisation Lab project ‘The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space’ (, which explored how archaeology, advanced digital visualisation technologies and performance studies can be combined to extend our understanding of ancient masked theatre.

The lecture is followed by a reception at 19.15

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