Jones, Aled
November 1985
Screen;Nov/Dec85, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p65
Academic Journal
The article considers the historiographical, representational and cultural contexts of the Welsh documentary television series "The Dragon Has Two Tongues." The series consisted of thirteen half-hour programmes transmitted from January- March 1985 and covered in chronological sequence two thousand years of Welsh history from the Celts to the present. Director Colin Thomas heightened the dramatic power of narration by employing a variety of visual techniques, including brief, silent costume reconstructions, split screen illustrations and animation. In order to facilitate the communication of historical ideas and information, but to avoid the closure of the narrative which may have ensued, two presenters offered two very different perspectives on each episode of the series.


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