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Don Taylor, the ‘Old-Fashioned Populist’? The Theban Plays (1986) and Iphigenia at Aulis (1990): Production Choices and Audience Responses

Lynn Fotheringham

in Ancient Greece on British Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474412599
eISBN:
9781474449526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412599.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores the production contexts for and audience responses to The Theban Plays (BBC, 1986), a trilogy of plays by Sophocles, and Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis (BBC, 1990), the last ... More


The Serpent Son (1979): A Science Fiction Aesthetic?

Tony Keen

in Ancient Greece on British Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474412599
eISBN:
9781474449526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412599.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses the aesthetics of the BBC’s 1979 production of Frederick Raphael and Kenneth McLeish’s The Serpent Son, an adaptation of Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy, which critics at the time ... More


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