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CLIP 2502

A View from the Bridge: the Genesis

A View from the Bridge: the Genesis

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Key Info
  • A View from the Bridge: the Genesis
  • Duration: 02:34
  • Through a series of stills and voice over, this clip begins with Arthur Miller exploring the genesis of 'A View from the Bridge' and the influence of the social, aesthetic and personal on this work. He describes the universality and timelessness that the role of Greek tragedy plays within 'A View from the Bridge', with Alfieri as the Chorus. David Thacker, director, exemplifies the role of Alfieri, as the voice of reason and sanity. Clips from the BBC Omnibus 1987 National Theatre production and from the 1986 BBC Broadcast Archives illustrate the points made.
  • Credits: Corbis
  • Subject:



    Drama: Post 1900

  • Keywords: Greek tragedy, Chorus, social, aesthetic, play, universal, role, voice, drama, theatre
Ideas for use in class
  • Having watched the play, provide students with the key words from this clip and, in groups, ask them to explore what they think: 1. the relevance of the word is to the play 2. How it adds to their understanding of the play.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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