Professor Fiona Macintosh

Academic Background

1980 University of Leeds, BA hons. English and Greek Civilisation
1981 University of Leeds, MA English Literature
1990 University of London (King's College), Ph.D (Classics/Comparative Literature)

Research Interests

Greek Drama and Epic, Classical Reception, Reception of Greek and Roman Drama and in the modern world, Epic on stage, Ancient and modern dance, Classical Reception in Ireland and Britain, Reception of Greek Drama in France, Vernacular translation of Greek and Roman Drama, Shakespeare and the Greeks.

Research Keywords

Greek Drama, Greek Tragedy, Tragedy, Modern Theatre, Greek and Roman Epic, Ireland,Theatre History, Dance.


Reception of Greek and Roman literature in English Poetry, Reception of Greek drama in the modern theatre, Tragedy, Reception Theory.


Full Publications: professor_fiona_macintosh_publications.pdf

Selected Publications:

  • Performing Epic or telling tales

  • Ovid and 'Titian 2012'

  • Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

  • Epic Transposed: The Real and the Hyper-Real during the Revolutionary Period in France

  • 'Epic' Performances: From Brecht to Homer and Back

  • Conquering England: Ireland and Greek Tragedy

  • The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas

  • Thebes in the New World: Revisiting the New York Antigone of 1845

  • Shakespearean Sophocles: (Re)-discovering and Performing Greek Tragedy in the Nineteenth Century

  • Choruses: Ancient and Modern

  • Enter and Exit the Chorus: Dance in Britain 1880-1914

  • From Sculpture to Vase-painting: Archaeological Models for the Actor

  • Museums, Collecting and Archives

  • The Ancient Greeks and the “Natural”

  • Irish Antigone and Burying the Dead