Between fact and fiction .. Where should the historical drama fall?

The attack on artwork increases when you are exposed to a beloved character who has a fan base and many fans.

History is one of the fertile materials for the production and authorship of many works of art, whether it is a series, a movie or a play, and often works of art at the global level dealt with specific periods of time or specific events in history, but no matter how accurate the artwork tried to be about events, characters or clothes Because sometimes some details escape from it that the work makers do not realize, or they may overlook them for one reason or another. Does historical drama really have to be completely accurate?

The answer to this question is in the negative, and when the historical drama is not correct, this is not a distortion of history, but a different artistic view of things, because history, as it happened, may be interesting on the ground, but this interesting history may not be enough to make a work of art, so the orientation The favorite of many art makers is to mix reality with fiction, so that the artwork is finally accepted as a historical artwork belonging to the chosen historical period, and at the same time it may carry imaginary and unreal events and characters.

This also applies to medical and legal works of art, the rule is the same, and it applies to all styles On which the artwork may be based, and this rule states that dramatic artworks are not real documentation and are fundamentally different from the category of documentaries, and therefore those who take their information seriously from these artworks must review themselves again.

A report on the Ann Historian About Time website states:Anhistorianabouttown) That these works should be treated as entertainment materials based on some historical events, and not a school curriculum for learning history or a documentary film whose information must be correct, and that the viewer should not deal with these events as historical facts, but it is possible that He exploits his admiration for a work of art to read more in history books about this era if he wants to know more historical “facts”. But if he likes the atmosphere provided by the artwork and nothing more, then he should watch the rest of the artworks, knowing that they contain many historical inaccuracies.

Some critics and historians criticized some works of art that claimed to be historically correct, and described them as boring, so the author’s imagination is important when composing a historical artwork, as long as it was written on it from the beginning that it was a fictional work based on real events, and no one claimed that it was historically accurate.

The famous Viking helmet in artwork has no historical basis (social networking sites)

common historical errors

As for the appearance or external form that characterized civilizations or peoples, it is another part of the interest in the history of the artwork, and there are many examples of common mistakes globally, everyone recognized that they are real, although they do not go beyond the limits of artistic imagination, and perhaps the largest example of this is the Viking helmet The famous, which most of the artworks depicted as a helmet with two horns on top, but according to antiquities, there are no historical signs indicating that the Viking peoples wore it.

As the History website states:HistoryThe Vikings wore headgear without horns, and the site traces this common misconception to the 19th century, when costume designer Karl Emil Doebler gave Viking helmets two horns in Wagner’s opera.

Arab historical drama

In the past ten years, Arab drama has been exposed to some of these problems, including the series “Saraya Abdeen”, which was shown in 2014, and its events were largely fabricated, which made Ahmed Fouad II, son of King Farouk, accusing the series makers, describing it as offensive to Egypt’s reputation, This is despite writing the phrase “drama inspired by a true story” on the series’ sequence.

While there are some other mistakes that are not tolerated, we mention the beard of the artist Amr Youssef in the series “Ahmose”, which was scheduled to be shown last Ramadan, and it is a manifestation that contradicts what is known about the ancient Egyptians who had clean beards, and the anger of the public and critics increased when The teaser for the series was shown, as it contained many errors in clothes and accessories, forcing the makers of the work to postpone its presentation and try to fix these errors.

In general, the attack on works of art increases when they are exposed to a beloved character who has a fan base and many fans. These fans will not accept to see the character who is respected in this historically false way, and the matter has been raised several times throughout artistic history since Shakespeare’s plays until the latest drama series, and this What happened, for example, when the series “The Kennedys” was shown, which presented the beloved American President John F. Kennedy in a way that carries many negatives, which may be true or otherwise, so perhaps the makers of the historical drama should prepare to accept the attack in the event of dealing with a historical era or lovely person.

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