For background detail on Greek theatre productions at the National Theatre, see our online exhibit http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/greek-drama-at-the-national-theatre/gQY_KfFn
This film explores the defining aspects of Greek tragedy and why the plays resonate with audiences today. Featured in this film are experts Edith Hall, professor of Classics at Kings College, London, Laura Swift from the Open University and Dr Sean McElvoy from Varndean College, Brighton.
This film includes performance footage from the 2012 National Theatre production of Antigone, directed by Polly Findlay, starring Christopher Eccleston as Creon and Jodie Whittaker in the title role.
This film was made and directed by Chloe White for the National Theatre.
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Cite This Work
Theatre, N. (2020, May 12). An Introduction to Greek Tragedy. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2027/an-introduction-to-greek-tragedy/
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