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Edith Hall

Edith Hall (born 1959, UK) is a British scholar of classics and cultural history and professor of Classics at King’s College London. She studied for a BA degree in Classics & Modern Languages at Wadham College, Oxford (awarded in 1982) and a DPhil degree at St Hugh’s College, Oxford (awarded in 1988). Hall held posts at the universities of Cambridge, Reading, Oxford and Durham, and visiting chairs at several North American institutions, before taking up her post at Royal Holloway. Known for her humorous style of lecturing, Hall has made many television and radio appearances, as well as acting as consultant for professional theatre productions by the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Live Theatre in Newcastle, and Theatercombinat Germany. She is an advocate of ‘Classical Reception’ – studying the ancient world through the way that its culture has been received by later epochs, whether in fiction, drama, cinema, poetry, political theory, or philosophy.