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Personal profile


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.

Research area keywords

  • Greek Tragedy
  • Practice as Research
  • acting
  • playwriting
  • feminist theatre
  • queer performance
  • gender and performance
  • Shakespeare

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Griffiths, J.


Project: Research

Staging Sappho: investigating new methodologies in Classical Performance Reception

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

Australian Research Council (ARC), Malthouse Theatre


Project: Research

Research Output

What Women Critics Know that Men Don't

Montgomery Griffiths, J., 2019, Antipodean antiquities: Classical reception downunder. Johnson, M. (ed.). London UK: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 87-104 16 p.

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

Adapting the classics: Pall- bearers, mourners and resurrectionists

Griffiths, J., 6 Jul 2017, Adapting Translation for the Stage. Brodie, G. & Cole, E. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Taylor & Francis, p. 77-84 8 p.

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

Macbeth: Performance as actor

Griffiths, J., 1 Jul 2017

Research output: Non-textual formTheatre PerformanceOther

Playing humanity’s anthem of grief: the plays of Lajos Walder

Montgomery Griffiths, J., 2017, In : Text. 21, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalShort ReviewOtherpeer-review

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