Bird's thrilling and provocative re-invention of Euripides's classic brings the play bang up to date for a contemporary audience.
Transplanting the action to a mother and baby unit, located within a women's prison, this electrifying drama explored the aftermath and consequences of war. Full underscore played live mixing ancient instruments and electronics.
Phaedra: Study Guide
Centar za kulturu, Belgrade 4th May Beogradsko Dramsko Pozoriste, Belgrade 5th May Academy of Drama and Film, Budapest, May Birmingham's Crescent Theatre main house. Full underscore -voice and electronics- and folk band onstage.
Music for choir, violin and cello duet, small consort, mixed ensemble, mixed electronics, etc. Like Liked by 1 person.
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I suspect that the subject of a younger wife being attracted to a stepson closer to her in age than her older husband was popular because it was a common circumstance in ancient Greece. Would it have been as common in ancient Rome?
Fate and Phedra
Youth, propinquity, need and loneliness have always been a dangerous combination. Add to that the opportunity that wealth, power and privacy provide and you have temptation that sorely tests character. It is a timeless and universal theme with many variations.
It is the slippery road of dealing with moral failure which is the most dangerous as it tempts people into even greater moral failure that ends in disastrous consequences. This is the real lesson of Phaedra.
We see this mistake playing out today wherever there are prominent people since they have more to lose from exposure. Phaedra and Hippolytus, by Josef Geirnaert Edited with BlogPad Pro. Share this: Twitter Facebook Pocket Email. Like this: Like Loading Post was not sent - check your email addresses!
A glowing sword floats in between them.
Mysterious Stranger: It is beautiful, is it not? Mysterious Stranger: It was lost years ago, and it is only recently that I have been able to sense it again. Mysterious Stranger: Darkness is returning to Lore, and if -- as I suspect -- you have to power to defeat it… Mysterious Stranger: You will need a weapon worthy of the task to help you on your journey.
Mysterious Stranger: You may know our world is not the only one. Our time is not the only one. Mysterious Stranger: There are many worlds, many realms, and an almost infinite variation of each. Mysterious Stranger: And if our world falls, the tapestry of our Universe will begin to unravel.