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Myth of ‘Medea’, The: Authenticity in Greek Tragedy

Synopsis
Explores the tensions between ancient and modern dramatic performance conventions inherent in attempts to recreate Euripides’ Greek tragedy ‘Medea’. Examines various aspects of Greek drama - the space in which the plays were performed, the language used, and performance conventions and the audience - and considers how so-called authentic elements are assimilated, rejected or transformed into modern productions.
Series
Introduction to the Humanities, An: Course A103
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 29 min.
Year of production
1998
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Subjects
Classical studies; Drama
Keywords
drama - classical; Euripides; Greece - classical

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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