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Classicist Dr Michael Scott looks at the dramatic decline of Athens and the remarkable triumph and transformation of theatre. During the 4th century BC Athens would lose its Empire, its influence a...nd even its democracy. But theatre, that most Athenian of inventions, would thrive, spreading throughout the Greek world and beyond and giving rise to a new kind of comedy, one so popular and prevalent that it is still at the heart of our comedy today.
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Series: Ancient Greece the greatest show on Earth
Episode 2 -
First transmission date: 03-09-2013
Original broadcast channel: BBC 4
Published: 2013
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Duration: 00:59:00
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Producer: Catherine Abbott
Presenter: Michael Scott
Contributor: Michael Scott
Publisher: BBC Open University
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Production number: FKIA653Y
Videofinder number: 84119
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