An all-day, collaborative reading of Homer's Odyssey in Prof. Emily Wilson's new translation. At lunch, Prof. Wilson will be joining us for a conversation about the epic and her translation.
Now in its twelfth year, Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival brings together today’s leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers to explore the burning issues of our times.
This year we invite you on a journey across centuries and borders to celebrate the power of literature to reflect on the world in which we live. Our journey takes in everything from a celebration of Homer’s Odyssey to an examination of contemporary America in the lead-up to the midterm elections.
At the heart of the festival is a celebration of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, marking its first-ever translation into English by a woman, Emily Wilson. This timeless classic is explored through live readings, talks and workshops with writers from Mary Beard to Madeline Miller. The theme of homeland and journeys continues in appearances from leading writers including Esi Edugyan, Aida Edemariam and Mohsin Hamid.
"Acclaimed Irish actor/director, Adrian Dunbar, will direct a special site-specific adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, on five of the most beautiful beaches in Donegal.
The production will be presented episodically with food and music as part of the new cross-border arts initiative ‘Arts Over Borders’.
The novel event will run over the Bank Holiday Weekend, August 24-28.
Arts Over Borders builds on the work developed over the last five years by Seán Doran and Liam Browne (DoranBrowne), on the creation of the ‘Beckett Festival’ and ‘A Wilde Weekend’ in Enniskillen, the ‘Brian Friel Festival’ in Derry and Donegal and more recently their quality year long programme for the opening year of the Seamus Heaney ‘HomePlace’ in Bellaghy."
From Donegal Now, https://www.donegalnow.com/features/homers-odyssey-presented-beaches-donegal/178783
Brighton Center for the Performing Arts presents "The Odyssey" by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson, and adapted and directed by Gregory Keng Strasser. "The Odyssey" will play July 12-15, 2018, at the Brighton Center for Performing Arts, 7878 Brighton Rd., 48116. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $13 for students, and $13 for seniors. Tickets are available online at www.brightonperformingarts.com/tickets, by calling the office at 810-299-4130, at the Brighton Community Ed office at 850 Spencer Rd., or at the door. Additional information is available by visiting www.brightonperformingarts.com.
Experience the magic of epic poetry read aloud! Join us for a 10-hour participatory reading of one of the greatest stories ever told – the monumental and magical Odyssey by Homer.
Over 200 participants of all ages and backgrounds will gather to read the poem, line-by-line, one after another, from start to finish. Readers each receive a 3-minute passage from the celebrated new English translation by Emily Wilson. Readers are invited to read, sing, or perform this passage in English or in a language of their choosing.