Upcoming Film Season in Reading (Jan-Feb 2017)

reading02GREEK TRAGEDY ON THE SMALL SCREEN

A film season presented by the Department of Classics
in collaboration with Reading Film Theatre
and the Department of Film, Theatre and Television
All films will be shown in the Minghella Building 

Greek tragedy is ancient but always new because the classic plays offer so many ways to explore our contemporary predicaments.  Between 1958 and 1990 British TV showed dozens of films of Greek tragedy, beaming stories of war, revenge, and heroism directly into the home.  This season allows us to revisit some of the most exciting and historic productions, linked by the theme of the Trojan War.

  • Iphigenia at Aulis.  Theatre Night, BBC 1990.  Dir. Don Taylor.  With Imogen Boorman, Roy Marsden, Fiona Shaw, Tim Woodward.  120 min.

image from Iphigenia WEDNESDAY 25TH JANUARY 7 PM 
Introductory talk by Dr Amanda Wrigley
(DOORS OPEN AT 6.30)

  • Agamemnon: Part One of The Serpent Son.  BBC 1979.  Dir. Bill Hays.  With Helen Mirren, Denis Quilley, Diana Rigg. 95 min.

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WEDNESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 7 PM
Introductory talk by Prof. Barbara Goff
 (DOORS OPEN AT 6.30)

 

  • ElectraITV 1962.  Dir. Joan Kemp-Welch.  With Aspasia Papathanasiou, Georgia Saris.  58 min.  Greek languageRondiris Electra

    WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 7 PM 
    Introductory talk by Dr Anastasia Bakogianni
    (DOORS OPEN AT 6.30)

 

For more information please contact:
Barbara Goff, Department of Classics, b.e.goff@reading.ac.uk

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