Greek Theatre
The playlist brings together twelve courses on Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes, perfect for those studying the 'Greek Theatre' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.
 
What this playlist includes:
76 lectures across 12 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. Greek Theatre
Dr Rosie Wyles
Kent University
1.1. Introductory Concepts – 09:49
1.2. Dramatic Conventions – 16:07
1.3. Politics – 14:34
1.4. The Gods – 18:07
1.5. Analysing Ancient Drama – 13:31
2. Greek Theatre
Prof. Simon Goldhill
Cambridge University
2.1. Introduction – 07:30
2.2. Pre-Play Rituals – 09:46
2.3. Oedipus the King – 08:45
2.4. The Bacchae – 08:58
2.5. The Frogs – 09:31
2.6. Conclusion – 08:47
3. Greek Theatre
Prof. Richard Seaford
Exeter University
3.1. Pots and Plays – 11:38
3.2. The Chorus – 07:04
3.3. Society and Culture – 07:30
3.4. Democracy – 07:54
3.5. Ritual and Cult – 10:40
3.6. The Purpose of Tragedy – 08:51
3.7. Music and Spectacle – 07:04
3.8. Tradition and Innovation – 07:51
4. Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus
Dr Rosie Wyles
Kent University
4.1. Telling the Story – 07:02
4.2. The Original Audience – 06:40
4.3. Character – 07:13
4.4. Language and Spectacle – 11:53
5. Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus
Prof. Richard Seaford
Exeter University
6. Euripides: Bacchae
Prof. Richard Seaford
Exeter University
6.1. Dithyramb – 06:29
6.2. Mystery Cult – 08:59
6.3. Transvestism – 07:39
6.4. Pentheus – 06:08
6.5. Polis Cult – 10:04
7. Aristophanes
Prof. Edith Hall
King's College London
7.1. Comedy and Democracy – 08:51
7.5. Conceptual – 00:51
7.6. Individual Scenes – 00:59
7.7. Slapstick / Farce – 01:00
7.8. Visual – 00:51
7.9. Parody – 02:27
7.10. Satire – 02:26
7.11. Identity-Building – 01:51
7.12. All About the Body – 01:32
7.13. Verbal / Linguistic – 03:23
8. Aristophanes
Dr Rosie Wyles
Kent University
8.2. Cleon – 14:13
8.3. Lamachus – 07:10
8.4. Nicias & Demosthenes – 07:39
8.6. The Persians – 08:36
8.7. War – 13:01
8.8. Rituals & Festivals – 06:35
9. Aristophanes: Frogs
Dr Naomi Scott
Nottingham University
9.2. Myth and Ritual – 05:23
9.3. Metatheatre – 06:00
9.4. Staging the Frogs – 07:04
9.5. The Tragic Contest – 07:22
10. Greek Theatre: The Chorus
Dr Laura Swift
Open University
10.1. The Chorus in Greek Society – 11:57
10.2. The Chorus in Tragedy – 18:04
10.3. The Chorus in Comedy – 09:38
10.4. Close Analysis – 24:19
11. Greek Theatre: Ritual and Religion
Prof. Richard Seaford
Exeter University
11.1. The Cult of Dionysus – 08:11
11.3. Aeschylus' Agamemnon – 11:00
11.4. Sophocles' Antigone – 09:51
11.5. Euripides' Hippolytus – 10:25
12. Greek Theatre: Music and Song
Dr Armand D'Angour
Oxford University
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