Public Reading of Emily's Wilson's "Odyssey"
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
An adventure marathon: Homer’s epic told in full over 12 hours
Translated by Emily Wilson
Date: Saturday 1 December 2018
Time: 11am – 11pm
Admission is FREE
The Stork Theatre presents a homeric marathon: The Odyssey told in full over 12 hours by 30 different performers. Homer’s classic adventure story told from beginning to end for the first time ever in Australia – A must see. Join us for your favourite chapter, stay for the whole 12 hour marathon or come and go as you please. This event is ideal for families, students and anyone who loves adventure.
Bring a picnic and join us at Melbourne’s iconic MPavilion, in the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road for this adventure marathon. Admission is FREE and seating in the pavilion itself is limited but there a plenty of ideal picnic spots on the grass.
The goddess, the Sorceress, the Queen and the wife will be brought to life by the prodigious talents of Sigrid Thornton, Natasha Herbert, Kate Kendall and many more.
The Classics Department hosts a campus-wide reading of The Odyssey on Wednesday, November 28 from 8:30 am-10 pm. This event, fondly referred to as a Homerathon, features a reading of the entirety of Homer's Odyssey at different locations on campus throughout the day.
8:30-11:30 am, Academy Room, Shadek-Fackenthal Library
noon-3 pm, Atrium, Steinman College Center
3:30-6:30 pm, Kriesel Lobby, Roshel Center for Performing Arts
7-10 pm, Bonchek College House Great Room
Euripides's Trojan Women (Translated by Emily Wilson; performed at University of the Arts, Philadelphia)
Arts Bank Theater / 601 S. Broad St.
(Sales begin October 29)
Complimentary tickets available for UArts students, faculty, and staff (1 ticket per UArts Community Member). Please email email@example.com for code.
Nov 15, 7:30pm
Nov 16, 7:30pm
Nov 17, 2pm and 7:30pm
Nov 18, 2pm
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.
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.
"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.