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Michael Scott discovers that from the start, drama was about more than entertainment - it was a reaction to real events and it was deeply connected to Athenian democracy.

Classicist Dr Michael Scott journeys to Athens to explore how drama first began. He discovers that from the very start it was about more than just entertainment - it was a reaction to real events, it was a driving force in history and it was deeply connected to Athenian democracy. In fact, the story of theatre is the story of Athens.

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Sun 11 Mar 2018 20:00

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Presenter Michael Scott
Series Producer David Wilson
Director David Wilson
Executive Producer Harry Bell
Producer Catherine Abbott

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A OpenLearn journey to the ancient world, exploring the heart of Athens: the theatre.