Staging Sappho: investigating new methodologies in Classical Performance Reception

  • Benjamin, Andrew (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Griffiths, Jane (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Armstrong, Stephen (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Goldhill, Simon (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hall, Edith (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hardwick, Lorna (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Kantor, Michael (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Lynch, Maryanne (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Potts, Christina (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Reynolds, Margaret (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Staging Sappho brings together Classical scholarship, theatre studies and theories of cultural transmission in an investigation into the legacy and influence of the ancient Greek lyric poet, Sappho. An industry partnership with Malthouse Theatre, the project will develop a new methodology of Classical Performance Reception which explores the connections between the theory and practice of performance. The project s outcomes will be a collaborative outreach project on performance and reception, a monograph which develops a new theory of performance reception, and a conference and collection of essays which explores the parameters of Classical Studies Reception Theory.'
Effective start/end date30/08/0931/12/12


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$64,228.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$235,772.00
  • Malthouse Theatre: A$137,134.00