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    Rebellion, Series 1

    Teevan, Colin (2016) Rebellion, Series 1. [Video]

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    Abstract

    Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising. Episode 1: Young Guns A group of young men and women in Dublin in 1916 are embroiled in a fight for independence. For our young protagonists the world will never be the same again. Episode 2:To Arms On Easter Monday a few hundred rebels launch their attack taking the authorities and holidaying Dubliners by surprise. Lover is pitted against lover, friend against friend and brother against brother as the rebellion takes hold. Episode 3 Under Siege The rebels and the confused population start to feel the wrath and military might of the British Empire. The tightening of the British Army's 'ring of steel' around the Rebels leads to increasing loss of life and destruction of property on all sides. Arthur is punished for disobeying orders and is put on burial detail. He absconds back to Peggy and his family and to add to his distress discovers that his only son Peter is missing. Peggy reassures him that Father Mulcahy will bring him back to her and begs her husband to return to the barracks before he's charged with ... Episode 4 Surrender Reinforcements fail to arrive and the rebels are forced to surrender to the greater might of the British Empire, jeered at by the enraged population of Dublin. As the rebels await their fate the executions begin. Episode 5 The Reckoning A ruthless campaign of executions is carried out, but the deaths have the unintended result of building public support for the defeated rebels. As prisoners are shipped to England, May is persecuted by the authorities, while Frances is driven to take drastic action.

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    Item Type: Video
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Television Drama, 1916 Easter Rising Ireland
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Theatre, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Colin Teevan
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 08:49
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 11:58
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16381

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