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The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118
617-817-6600
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Ted Hughes' "Tales from Ovid"
3 ratings
4.7 average rating
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30 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 07 2010

It was good to hear Ovid's tales and interesting to see the staging, and I had to admire the athleticism of the performers. Greek/Roman myths can be grim, so don't expect an upbeat ending.

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kam
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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 14 2010

One of the best things I've seen lately---extraordinary performances, ingenious production using minimal props, fine acting.

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Quotes & Highlights

“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 

Description

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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