Staff Profile:Dr Amanda Wrigley

Dr Amanda Wrigley
Job Title:
Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I work on the AHRC-funded project Pinter Histories and Legacies: The Impact of Harold Pinter's Work on the Development of British Stage and Screen Practices (1957-2017). 

Areas of Interest:

I research 20th-century British radio and television programmes, with a particular focus on broadcast engagements with theatre plays and interests in adaptation, intermediality, education and audiences.

I am writing my third monograph, Greece on Screen: Greek Plays on British Television, as a companion volume to Greece on Air: Engagements with Ancient Greece on BBC Radio, 1920s-1960s (OUP 2015). My first book, Performing Greek Drama in Oxford (Exeter 2011), is a history of the 19th- and 20th-century amateur stage. I have written essays on topics such as medieval mystery plays on television, the early amateur theatre of the Chicagoan settlement Hull-House and Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood; and I have essays forthcoming on literary education on interwar radio, oral poetry and the aural imagination and Greek tragedy on 1960s schools television.

I am co-editing Theatre Plays on British Television (Manchester 2018); Ancient Greece on British Television (Edinburgh 2018); and Radio Modernisms: Features, Cultures and the BBC (Media History special issue, 2018). I have co-edited a collection of Louis MacNeice' radio scripts (OUP 2013) and I was guest editor for a 2011 special issue of Comparative Drama on the theme of Translation, Performance and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900-1960: International Dialogues. I have also co-edited Dionysus since 69 (OUP 2004) and Aristophanes in Performance, 421 BC-AD 2007 (Legenda 2007).

Previously, I was Mid-Career Research Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University (2016-17) and Research Fellow at the University of Westminster (2011-16), working with John Wyver on the AHRC-funded 'Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television' project and its impact. I have also held positions at the University of Oxford, Northwestern University, Illinois and The Open University.


CL2000 Ancient World on Television


Associate Editor of The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media.

Member of the Southern Broadcasting History Group.

Member of the UK Radio Archives Advisory Committee

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