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Published: 31 December 2019

272 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474454650

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Ancient Greece on British Television

Edited by Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Screening Antiquity

  • Explores the cultural politics of televisual engagements with the history, literature and archaeology of Ancient Greece
  • Brings experts from the disciplines of Classics and Media Studies together to offer rigorous examples of how to apply the methodologies of Media Studies to Classical Reception
  • Investigates institutional production contexts, developing technologies, the use of space and location, style and aesthetics, costume and staging, globalization and localization and audiences
  • Explores the representation of ancient Greece across a range of forms, including documentary, television drama, radio, theatre plays, educational television and children's animation
  • Discusses content broadcast on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4
  • Contributors include Anna Foka, Lynn Fotheringham, Peter Golphin, Tony Keen, Sarah Miles, Amanda Potter and John Wyver
  • Includes an interview with ancient historian Michael Scott and producer-director David Wilson to reflecting particularly on concept to reality

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