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Dr Michael Scott explores how the Romans absorbed Greek theatre and how their empire provides a crucial connection between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks.

Classicist Dr Michael Scott examines the vital role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama and in the history of theatre. He explores how the Romans absorbed Greek theatre and adapted it to their own, very Roman, ends and looks at how this famous empire provides one of the crucial connections between our modern drama and the great plays of the ancient Greeks.

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Mon 26 Mar 2018 01:00

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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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