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Title Ancient Greece on British television / edited by Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR eBook (C-19)  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 252 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Screening antiquity
Screening antiquity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-245) and index.
Contents Broadcasting Greece: an introduction to Greek antiquity on the small screen / Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley -- 1. Are we the Greeks? understanding antiquity and ourselves in television documentaries / Fiona Hobden -- 2. Louis MacNeice and 'The paragins of Hellas': ancient Greece as radio propaganda / Peter Golphin -- 3. The beginnings of Civilisation: television travels to Greece with Mortimer Wheeler and Compton Mackenzie / John Wyver -- 4. Tragedy for teens: ancient Greek tragedy on BBC and ITV schools television in the 1960s / Amanda Wrigley -- 5. The serpent son (1979): a science fiction aesthetic? / Tony Keen -- 6. Don Taylor, the 'old-fashioned populist'? The Theban plays (1986) and Iphigenia at Aulis (1990): production choices and audience responses / Lynn Fotheringham -- 7. The Odyssey in the 'broom cupboard': Ulysses 31 and Odysseus: The greatest hero of them all on children's BBC, 1985-1986 / Sarah Miles -- 8. Greek myth in the Whoniverse / Amanda Potter -- 9. The digital aesthetic in 'Atlantis: the evidence' (2010) / Anna Foka -- 10. Greece in the making: from intention to practicalities in television documentaries -- a conversation with Michael Scott and David Wilson.
Note Print version record.
Summary Ancient Greece has inspired television producers and captivated viewing audiences in the United Kingdom for over half a century. Through 10 case studies drawn from television drama, theatre, animation and documentary this collection offers wide-ranging insights into the significance of ancient Greece on British television.
Subject Historical television programs -- Great Britain.
Greece -- On television.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Greece. (OCoLC)fst01208380
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Ancient Greece on British television. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018] 9781474412599 (OCoLC)1012799977
ISBN 9781474412605 (electronic bk.)
1474412602 (electronic bk.)
9781474412612 (ePub)
1474412610 (ePub)
Standard No. AU@ 000065068295
AU@ 000063638241

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