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Proms Plus: Re-working a Classic in Poetry: Faithful but dull or unfaithful and interesting that is the question

Proms Plus: Re-working a Classic in Poetry: Faithful but dull or unfaithful and interesting that is the question

FromArts & Ideas


Proms Plus: Re-working a Classic in Poetry: Faithful but dull or unfaithful and interesting that is the question

FromArts & Ideas

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Length:
35 minutes
Released:
Aug 6, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

A series of classical tales, from the Iliad to the Inferno have been recast by modern poets. Sean O’Brien has written a version of Dante’s Inferno, and, for the stage, Aristophanes’ The Birds; he is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Sandeep Parmar’s poetry includes Eidolon, the classical rewrite Helen of Troy in America, and she is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool.

Catherine Fletcher invites them to reflect on how to find the right words and images when translating a classic work into a modern idiom and what it means to work on something which is well known as two Proms present new work inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
Released:
Aug 6, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode