“Ode to Demeter” | a staged reading at the Euphoria Festival

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The first ever Greek Food Festival is here!

We, at the International Theatre in English and Theodora Voutsa Productions, are joining forces with the Greek Food Tales and the Greek National Tourism Organisation – to present you a staged reading of the Homeric Hymn “Ode to Demeter”.

 

The Homeric Hymns are a collection of thirty-three anonymous ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. The hymns are “Homeric” in the sense that they employ the same epic meter—dactylic hexameter—as the Iliad and Odyssey, use many similar formulas and are couched in the same dialect. They were uncritically attributed to Homer himself in antiquity—from the earliest written reference to them, Thucydides —and the label has stuck. “The whole collection, as a collection, is Homeric in the only useful sense that can be put upon the word;” A. W. Verrallnoted in 1894, “that is to say, it has come down labeled as ‘Homer’ from the earliest times of Greek book-literature.”  (source Wikipedia)

We chose the hymn to Demeter, as she is the Goddess of Harvest- of Life and Death, and to her we owe the Seasons…

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Performed by Francis Cox and Tiziana Benguebi

Directed by Theodora Voutsa

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Get your tickets HERE and join us on Sunday March 25, 2018.

 

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