Kathleen Riley

Born in Australia and educated at Sydney and Oxford Universities, Dr. Kathleen Riley is a classical scholar and modern theater historian. She is the author of Nigel Hawthorne on Stage (University of Hertfordshire Press 2004), The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Heakles: Reasoning Madness, and The Astaires: Fred and Adele. She is also a contributor to Dionysus Since 69 and The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World. At Oxford in 2008 Dr. Riley convened the first international conference on the art and legacy of Fred Astaire.