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 Posted: Sat Aug 21st, 2010 11:40 pm
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As I think more about this, I realize that using visual media to portray history is nothing new. Though I couldn't name any off the top of my head, I'm sure some Greek plays have some roots in history, the Romans "re-enacted" famous battles in the Colosseum when they weren't feeding political dissidents to the lions. I'm certain that various plays in the early United States commemorated the American Revolution and other important early events. And of course, my Dad remembers watching Davy Crockett on the TV when he was growing up. History continues to survive in all mediums! I read an interesting quote from Gordon Wood, in "The Purpose of the Past," the other day that made me smile: "The past is much more powerful than the historians that would reform it."


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