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Staged Reading of Emily Wilson's The Odyssey

  • BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Place Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

Society for Classical Studies, Aquila Theatre, and the Onassis Foundation USA

A distant war, a long-awaited return, a journey back, a homecoming, a wife and husband, and revenge. In Emily Wilson’s contemporary translation of Homer’s Odyssey, the musicality and physicality of the ancient Greek epic is brought to life. Join Wilson and the Aquila Theatre for a staged reading of an abbreviation of Wilson’s translation. After the reading, Wilson discusses the text and staging with an actor and veteran from Aquila’s Warrior Chorus and a veteran’s partner. What does the Odyssey mean today to veterans and their families? What does Wilson’s new translation in iambic pentameter bring to the text that others have missed? How does performance help us to experience the Odyssey in new ways?

Read by members of the Warrior Chorus and actors of the Aquila Theatre, directed by Aquila’s Artistic Director, Desiree Sanchez.

Admission is Free

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Earlier Event: March 2
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Later Event: April 3
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