Tuesday, October 23, 2012

News at Eleven: The adaptation, with a translation by Robert Fagles,

makes the subject relevant with an informal but poetic narrative. The script's contemporary language and references are not gratuitous. This is An Iliad told with urgency, with the purpose of getting its modern audience to care about what happened long ago and far away, because we share a common humanity--and because war still exists and because the spoken word can still be very effective.

from KQED: The Trojan War: This Time It's Personal


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