Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid: A Retelling of Classic Myths
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The last date listed for Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid was Sunday November 21, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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- "Brilliantly succeeds at bringing Ovid's passionate and disturbing stories to life. One of the many pleasures offered ... is discovering that 'the sweet witty soul of Ovid' now lives in Ted Hughes." --The Boston Globe
Adapted by Tim Supple and Simon Reade
Directed by Meg Taintor
“Now I am ready to tell how bodies are changed into different bodies.”
A bear and a man flare up into stars.
A guilt-wracked daughter grows roots and becomes a tree.
Two struggling bodies meld and fuse into one.
Ovid's Metamorphoses shapes the myths that have been the basis for countless contemporary stories: stories of transformation, of transcendent passion, of gods and mortals locked in combat until that entanglement combusts into a new state of being. In Ted Hughes' muscular and robust re-telling, which was awarded the Whitbread Prize in 1997, these myths are explored and exploded outward, and are here embodied in a vibrant new adaptation.
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