The Performance of Roman Comedy




Chestnut Hill, MA


July 9-August 4, 2023


4 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience



Over the course of four weeks this summer, participants in this Institute will - under the instruction of visiting experts representing three generations of scholarly excellence and a wide variety of research specialties - study ancient evidence for and modern experiments in the performance of these plays; the social, historical, and literary contexts of the plays; and their continuing significance and influence. Participants will put their instruction to use by staging and filming scenes from Roman comedy in multiple styles, as well as developing pedagogical modules to apply and share what they have learned from the Institute.

Project Director(s)

T. H. M. Gellar-Goad; Christopher Polt

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Peter Barrios-Lech; Amy Cohen; Sharon James; Seth Jeppesen; V. Sophie Klein; Matthew Leigh; C. W. Marshall; Rachel Mazzara; Deepti Menon; Erin Moodie; Timothy Moore; Dan-el Padilla Peralta; Amy Richlin; Niall Slater; Serena Witzke

Grantee Institution

Boston College and Wake Forest University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs