Edith Hall

Edith Hall has been Research Professor in Classics and Drama at Royal Holloway University of London since 2006. She previously held posts at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Reading and Durham. She regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio, writes in the TLS, and acts as consultant to theatre productions at the RSC, National Theatre, Northern Broadsides, and Theatercombinat. Her books include Inventing the Barbarian (1989), Dionysus since 69 (2004), Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre (2005), The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer’s Odyssey (2008) and India, Greece and Rome 1757-2007 (2010). She is currently working with Tony Harrison on a version of a Greek tragedy to be performed at the ancient theatre of Tauris beside Sevastopol naval base in the Crimea and a book called Classics and Class.

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