Tonight sees the second programme in the five-night Screen Plays season Classics on TV: Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen at BFI Southbank. A few tickets are still available for the 6.15pm showing which features Electra (Associated-Rediffusion for ITV, 1962) and Women of Troy (BBC, 1958), followed by a panel discussion with actor and director Fiona Shaw and classical scholar Oliver Taplin of the University of Oxford. You can book via the BFI website.
Following the first screening on 7 June we tried an experiment, inviting anyone who was at the screening to contribute their thoughts about the programme on this blog. That experiment was really successful – read the Comments here – and so we will continue this for further screenings.
Any and all responses, however brief, would be welcome in the Comments below – and John Wyver and I will also be offering some further thoughts.
Full details of the season and of our 22 June symposium about Greek tragedy on the small screen at the University of Westminster can be found here.
Do please share your thoughts with us…