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In this programme John Purkis examines the dilemma facing those wishing to produce Greek drama in the 20th century. What is more important - archaeological authenticity or its meaning for our time,... what is called 'the guts of the play'? The programme isillustrated with extracts from 'Seize the fire', 'Prometheus in chains', 'The Bacchae', 'The Oresteia' and 'Antigone'.
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Module code and title: A294, Fifth-century Athens: democracy and city state
Item code: A294; 02
First transmission date: 05-03-1989
Published: 1989
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Duration: 00:23:52
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Producer: Tony Coe
Contributor: John Purkis
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Antigone; Drama; Oresteia; Prometheus Bound; Seize the fire
Master spool number: HOU6177
Production number: FOUA282D
Videofinder number: 2810
Available to public: no