The lives of the ancient Greek Dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides and why they matter in the modern world. The film explores how these writers operated in their own times and how they have effected the work of all playwrights since then. Examples of the scripts of each of the three introduce how they achieve their effects.
The dramatists of ancient Greece, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides had a huge influence on their own times but they are arguably just as significant today. In this film Malcolm Hossick uncovers how they worked and why their ideas and methods were so revolutionary.