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Born in Australia and educated at Sydney and Oxford Universities, Dr Kathleen Riley is a classical scholar and modern theatre historian. She is the author of Nigel Hawthorne on Stage (University of Hertfordshire Press 2004), The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Heakles: Reasoning Madness (OUP 2008), and The Astaires: Fred & Adele (OUP 2012). She is also a contributor to Dionysus Since 69 (OUP 2004) and The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World (OUP 2010). At Oxford in 2008 Dr Riley convened the first international conference on the art and legacy of Fred Astaire.

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Classical reception is much indebted to this much anticipated collection of critical dance history in theatre. (Zachary Dubar, New Theatre Quarterly) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Fiona Macintosh became Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama in January 2010, after ten years as Senior Research Fellow. In 2008 she was made Reader in Greek and Roman Drama. She is currently Supernumerary Fellow of St Hilda's College and University Lecturer in the Reception of Greek and Roman Literature. She is author of Dying Acts: Death in Ancient Greek and Modern Irish Tragic Drama (1994; 1995), Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre 1660-1914 (Oxford University Press; 2005), and Sophocles' 'Oedipus Tyrannus' (2009). She has co-edited numerous APGRD publications: Dionysus Since 69 (with Edith Hall and Amanda Wrigley) (Oxford University Press; 2004), Agamemnon in Performance 458BC to AD2005 (with Pantelis Michelakis, Edith Hall, and Oliver Taplin) (Oxford University Press; 2005).

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