Dr Marchella Ward

Dr Marchella Ward
Classics Faculty
College office: 
Tinsley Outreach Fellow; Safeguarding Officer

Half of Chella's time is dedicated to access and outreach, and half to her research.


She has spent the past year as Archivist-Researcher at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD), based at the Oxford Classics Faculty. She was also access and outreach officer at Regent’s Park College, and taught various aspects of Greek and Roman drama at Bristol, Warwick and Goldsmith’s College, University of London. 

Research interests: 

Most of Chella’s research focuses on the reception of ancient drama but she is also interested in the reception of Ovid, particularly in authors who exploit Ovid’s potential for performance (like Shakespeare, Fred D’Aguiar and Ted Hughes, about whom she has recently written a chapter for the book, Epic Performances, OUP 2018). 

Selected publications: 

She has forthcoming articles on a sixteenth-century musical theatre version of Oedipus, and on different aspects of her interest in disability studies and its interactions with classical reception.