Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth Season 1
S01 E01Aug 27, 2013
Democrats Aug 27, 2013 Classicist Dr Michael Scott travels to Athens to examine how drama first began. He explains how, right from the beginning, it was about more than just entertainment. It reflected real events, history and Athenian democracy itself.
S01 E02Sep 3, 2013
Kings Sep 3, 2013 During the 4th century BC Athens lost her empire, its influence and even its democracy. In stark contrast, theatre flourished spreading throughout the Hellenistic world and beyond and giving birth to forms still common today.
S01 E03Sep 10, 2013
Romans Sep 10, 2013 Dr Michael Scott explores the role that the Romans played in preserving and promoting Greek drama. He explains how they adopted Greek theatre but adapted it to their own ends providing us with important connections to modern drama.