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The Black Archive #2 - The Massacre (James Cooray Smith) Obverse Books

The Black Archive #2 - The Massacre (James Cooray Smith)
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05/03/2016 Obverse Books UK

Product Description:

The Black Archive – a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.

The Massacre (1966), a serial of disputed authorship, of which no video copy is known to survive, was one of the last of Doctor Who’s ‘past’ stories as originally defined. Produced during a fractious, transitional period in the series’ evolution, it nevertheless deals with the topic of religious civil strife in the Paris of 1572 with maturity and complexity, and from a variety of angles, many surprising for a tea-time adventure serial.

This Black Archive title looks at The Massacre both in terms of its place in Doctor Who’s ongoing production and public reception, and as a piece of historical fiction intimately concerned with Christianity which draws on a variety of primary and secondary sources, many of them never previously acknowledged in discussion of the serial.

REF: ISBN: 978-1-90903-138-8
OP: £6.99 pb