Screening Britannia

Tony Keen

This course looks at Roman Britain on screen. It will examine various ideas about the depiction of the province, and how those have manifested themselves in productions over the years. The course includes dramatic movies, comedies, whole television series and broadcast versions of Shakespeare’s plays. In each class, we will look at a particular category of Roman Britain on screen and an example of that depiction. Tony Keen is an expert in this area.

All sessions are recorded, and the recordings are distributed subsequently to ticket holders.

15 January 2024

Introduction: Roman Britain on screen. Cymbeline (1913)

22 January 2024

The Invasions of Julius Caesar: Asterix in Britain (1986)

29 January 2024

The Reign of Cunobelinus: Cymbeline (2017)

5 February 2024

The Conquest of Claudius: Britannia (2018-2021)

12 February 2024

The Revolt of Boudicca: Boudica: Queen of War (2023)

19 February 2024 Break week

26 February 2024

The Ninth Legion and Hadrian’s Wall, Part 1: The Eagle (2011)

4 March 2024

The Ninth Legion and Hadrian’s Wall, Part 2: King Arthur (2004)

11 March 2024

The Roman Arthur: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

18 March 2024

Britons abroad: Carry On Cleo (1964)

25 March 2024

Outliers: Chelmsford 123 (1988-1990)

Day: Mondays       Time: 19.00– 21.00 BST/GMT

10 lectures, starting 15 January 2024 with a half-term break on 19 February 2024.


Single lecture:

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£10 8 50

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£80 8 50

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Tony Keen, c/o MANCENT Director
55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email:   mobile: 07887930627


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