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A Journal for Practitioners' Voices in Classical Reception Studies

Practitioners’ Voices in Classical Reception Studies (PVCRS) is an Open Access e-journal published by the Department of Classical Studies at The Open University. Its aim is to provide a forum in which creative practitioners (theatre directors, actors, poets, translators, artists, architects, composers, choreographers and others) can discuss the relationship between their work and the classical texts, themes and contexts on which they draw. 

Four issues have been published so far. The first three issues - which can be accessed via the 'Past Issues' tab at the top of this page - featured practitioners working with poetry, drama and visual/material culture. The current special issue (guest-edited by Fiona Cox and Elena Theodorakopoulos) focuses on women writers; future issues will broaden the journal's scope to other areas, including music, dance and historical reenactment.

More information about the Editors and International Advisory Board can be found on the 'About' page. We hope that the journal will lead to further dialogue between creative practitioners and critics and academics (who are after all also practitioners). Suggestions of features and contributors to Practitioners' Voices are very welcome and should be sent to the Editor - please see the 'Contact' page for more details. 

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Linked sites

Department of Classical Studies, The Open University

New Voices in Classical Reception Studies ('Companion' Journal to PVCRS) 

Reception of Classical Texts Project (Database of Classical Receptions in Late Twentieth-Century Drama and Poetry in English from c.1970-present)