Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid: A Retelling of Classic Myths
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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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