The plays of one ancient city 2,500 years ago by just four playwrights have had a profound effect on the development of all subsequent Western drama, not only on the theatrical stage, but on opera, film, television, stand-up comedy, and dance - in fact, most, if not all, of the live arts owe a debt to the theatre of ancient Greece and the city of Athens. This course will examine the social, historical, and political context of ancient Greek drama and equip listeners with a set of critical analytical tools for developing their own appreciation of this vitally important genre. The course will focus on the four extant playwrights, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, and examine each of their plays closely.
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Great Survey of Greek Plays
Prof Meineck's knowledge and obvious enthusiasm about the subject.
(Though it is strange how the feedback question here seems to be on The Modern Scholar series and not this title in particular).
There were two: when he was describing the Oresteia (which isn't really a moment...); and when he gave (periodically) different translations of the same Greek text and examined the etymology of words.
Guess it would be the Clytemnestra-Orestes scene, with all its complexities and nuances.
I wouldn't make a film of this lecture.