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Personal profile

Biography

My career combines academic teaching and research with professional theatre practice. As an actor, I have had an extensive career in UK theatre, and have recently returned to professional practice, performing with Bell Shakespeare Company in King Lear, The Stork Theatre in Razing Hypatia, and Malthouse Theatre in Sappho...in 9 fragments. As a director, I have worked with Harrogate Theatre, UpFront Theatre Company and have been Artistic Director of the Cambridge Greek Play, directing acclaimed productions of Trojan Women and Electra. My practice and research actively fosters interdisciplinary links between Classics and performance, and my current research projects investigate affective ways of interpreting classic/al texts through performance. My teaching practice includes positions in Classical Studies and Drama departments in universities in the UK and Australia. I was the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Lecturer in Drama (1998, King's College) and the inaugural Leventis Fellow in Greek Drama (2001, Peterhouse) at the University of Cambridge, and have also taught at Bretton Hall, York St Johns, La Trobe and University of Melbourne. I am currently Senior Lecturer and ARC Research Fellow in the Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies at Monash University.

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Projects 2009 2015

Expert Support for the Belovir Theatre

Griffiths, D. J.

13/04/1531/05/15

Project: Research

Staging Sappho: investigating new methodologies in Classical Performance Reception

Benjamin, A., Griffiths, D. J., Armstrong, S., Goldhill, S., Hall, E., Hardwick, L., Kantor, M., Lynch, M., Potts, C. & Reynolds, M.

Australian Research Council (ARC), Malthouse Theatre

30/08/0931/12/12

Project: Research

Research Output 2007 2016

Close Relations: Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre

Monaghan, P. & Griffiths, J. M., Dec 2016, 1st ed. Newcastle upon Tyne UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 365 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Inside/Outside: The problems of space when playing Electra

Griffiths, J. M., 15 Dec 2016, Close Relations: Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre. Monaghan, P. & Montgomery Griffiths, J. (eds.). 1st ed. Newcastle upon Tyne UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 177-196 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Performance of 'Wit' by Margaret Edson

Griffiths, D. J., Sep 2016

Research output: Non-textual formTheatre PerformanceOther

Antigone by Sophocles: Adapted by Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Griffiths, D. J., Aug 2015, Strawberry Hills NSW Australia: Currency Press. 38 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCatalogueResearchpeer-review

Antigone by Sophocles: Adapted by Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Griffiths, J. M., Aug 2015, Strawberry Hills NSW Australia: Currency Press. 38 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review