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Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts

Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts (Paperback)

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As in her Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman transforms Greek mythology-here the story of Jason and the Argonauts-into a mesmerising piece of theatre. Encountering an array of fantastical creatures and daunting challenges in their "first voyage of the world," Jason and his crew illustrate the essence of all such journeys to follow-their unpredictability, their inspiring and overwhelming breadth of emotion, their lessons in the inevitability of failure and loss. As the goddesses Athena and Hera narrate (and participate in) the tale, we come to recognise the deep humanity of the characters in their desires and struggles. However certain they are to end in grief, our constant quests for love and the realisation of our dreams make us who we are. Zimmerman brings to Argonautika her trademark ability to encompass the full range of human experience in a work as entertaining as it is instructive.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsFilm, TV & DramaTheatrePlays, playscripts Publisher: Northwestern University Press Publication Date: 30/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9780810126060  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mary Zimmerman's credits as an adapter and a director include Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights, The Odyssey, Journey to the West (all published by Northwestern) and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Her work has been produced at the Lookingglass Theatre and Goodman Theatre of Chicago; on Broadway at Circle in the Square; in New York at Second Stage, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Manhattan Theatre Club; and at many other major regional theaters around the country and abroad. She has also directed at the Metropolitan Opera. Zimmerman is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and won a Tony Award for her direction of Metamorphoses. She is a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University, USA>

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