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Ancient Greece on British television

Hobden, F. and Wrigley, A., eds. (2018) Ancient Greece on British television. Screening Antiquity. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp272. ISBN 9781474412599

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Abstract/Summary

Ancient Greece has inspired television producers and captivated viewing audiences in the United Kingdom for over half a century. By examining how and why political, social and cultural narratives of Greece have been constructed through television’s distinctive audiovisual languages, and in relation also to its influential sister-medium radio, this volume explores the nature and function of these public engagements with the written and material remains of the Hellenic past. Through 10 case studies drawn from feature programmes, educational broadcasts, children’s animation, theatre play productions, dramatic fiction and documentaries broadcast across the decades, this collection offers wide-ranging insights into the significance of ancient Greece on British television.

Item Type:Book
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:78368
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

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