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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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1 hour

Last on

Sun 11 Mar 2018 20:00


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Scott
Series ProducerDavid Wilson
DirectorDavid Wilson
Executive ProducerHarry Bell
ProducerCatherine Abbott

Learn how the birth of satire in Ancient Greek echoed through the ages

Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth

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