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Prof. Fiona Macintosh
BA MA Leeds, MA status Oxf, PhD Lond


Director, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
Professor of Classical Reception, Faculty of Classics
Supernumerary Fellow, St Hilda's College


The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
66 St. Giles'

Tel No: (01865) 288268

Prof. Fiona Macintosh


Fiona Macintosh is Professor of Classical Reception and Fellow of St Hilda's College, University of Oxford. She joined the APGRD as Senior Research Fellow in 2000 after holding a lectureship in the Department of English, Goldsmiths' College, University of London. She was Reader in Greek and Roman Drama (2008-2014) and has been the Director of the APGRD since January 2010.

Research Keywords:

Performance of Greek and Roman Drama, Reception of Greek and Roman literature

Research Interests:

Her publications include Dying Acts: Death in Ancient Greek and Modern Irish Tragic Drama (Cork, 1994; New York, 1995), Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914 (Oxford University Press, 2005, co-authored with Edith Hall), Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Cambridge University Press, 2009). She is editor of numerous APGRD volumes, most recently The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World: Responses to Greek and Roman Dance (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Choruses, Ancient and Modern (Oxford University Press, 2013).).

Selected Publications:

Choruses: Ancient and Modern, Budelmann F, Billings J, Macintosh F (eds.), (2013 due).

Enter and Exit the Chorus: Dance in Britain 1880-1914, in Choral Mediation, Gagné R (ed.), (Cambridge University Press 2013 due).

From Sculpture to Vase-painting: Archaeological Models for the Actor, in Brill's Companion to Ancient Theatre, Harrison GWM, Liapis V (eds.), (Brill 2013).

Museums, Collecting and Archives, in Cambridge Companion to Theatre History, Wiles D, Dymkowski C (eds.), (Cambridge University Press 2012), 267-280.

The Ancient Greeks and the "Natural", in Natural Movement, Carter A, Fensham R (eds.), (Palgrave Macmillan 2012).

Irish Antigone and Burying the Dead, in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage, Mee EB, Foley HP (eds.), (Oxford University Press 2011), 90-103.

The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World, Macintosh F (ed.), (Oxford University Press 2010).

'The French Oedipus of the inter-war period', in S. Goldhill and E. Hall (edd.), Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition, (Cambridge University Press 2009), 158-178.

Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus, (Cambridge University Press 2009).

The 'Rediscovery' of Aeschylus for the Modern Stage, in Eschyle à l'aube du théâtre occidental, Mark GPD, Jouanna J, Montanari F, Hernández A-C (eds.), (2009), 435-468.

The French Oedipus of the inter-war period, in Sophocles and the Greek tragic tradition, Goldhill S, Hall E (eds.), (Cambridge University Press 2009), 158-178.

An Oedipus for Our Times?, in Performance, iconography, reception, Taplin O, Revermann M, Wilson P (eds.), (Oxford University Press, USA 2008), 524-547.