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An Iliad

Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo), Železná, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00

  • drama


  • Wed 13. 3. 2019 19.00

Featuring virtuosic performances and original live music from an exciting composition by Patrick Neil Doyle, An Iliad is a tour-de-force evening based on Homer’s epic poem of love, battle, gods and honor explores humanity’s unshakable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos.

Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? The war in Troy is over — and the Poet saw it all. Back from the frontlines in an empty theatre, The Poet, who is perhaps Homer himself, spins a tale of unquenchable rage, quarrelsome gods, and grieving widows. An Iliad weaves humanity's unshakable attraction to warfare with the music of the muses, capturing the contradictory conditions of glory and violence with spellbinding modernity.

Performed in English with Czech surtitles.

Prague Shakespeare Company

by > Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

director > Guy Roberts and Rebecca Greene Udden

cast > Guy Roberts, Jessica Boone and Fanette Ronjat

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