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Telling Stories/Framing the Questions

Synopsis
Part 1: ‘Odysseus: the Greatest Hero of them All’ is a sequence designed to compare and contrast with the original, but looks at the art of storytelling as well as at ‘the story’. ‘Storytelling at Kensington Palace’ shows a storytelling session for primary school children. ‘Indian Storytelling’ presents possible areas of comparison between this oral traditiona dn the evidence for storytelling within the Homeric texts. The next two sequences looks at one of the specific foumulae of the ‘Odyssey’: lying tales - and the question of truth and fiction.
Part 2 places the archaeological site of Troy geographically and topographically; interviews Professor Manfred Korfmann about Troy’s topographic significance; considers the post-World War 2 excavation of Old Smyrna that still continues; discusses the associations between archaeology and poetry.
Series
Homer: Poetry and Society, Course A295
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 119 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION; 1994 sale: £80.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Uses
Undergraduate classical studies; classical literatureand archaeology.
Subjects
Archaeology; Classical studies; English language and literature
Keywords
Greece - classical; Homer; poetry; storytelling

Credits

Director
Mags Noble
Producer
Tony Coe
Cast
Chris Emlyn Jones 

Sections

Title
Telling stories
Synopsis
Part 1: 'Odysseus: the Greatest Hero of them All' is a sequence designed to compare and contrast with the original, but looks at the art of storytelling as well as at 'the story'. 'Storytelling at Kensington Palace' shows a storytelling session for primar

Title
Framing the questions
Synopsis
Part 2 places the archaeological site of Troy geographically and topographically; interviews Professor Manfred Korfmann about Troy's topographic significance; considers the post-World War 2 excavation of Old Smyrna that still continues; discusses the asso

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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