Thursday, May 29, 2014

Storytelling most accessible (working through the iliad for our performance on june 14 2014)

I am lucky to be one of eighteen Storytellers bringing alive Homer’s iliad.  We will be performing it on June 14.  The day will last 12 hours with about 8 plus hours of storytelling.

We did this two years ago with Homer’s odyssey and it was a wonderful experience.

this past weekend, we had our full run through of the story.

When I first read it last summer, it did not immediately jump off the page and come alive.

I had trouble figuring out who was who and what was going on.

but, as I listened to the many varied voices bringing the story to life last weekend, the story came alive.  I found myself on the edge of my seat, drinking in every word.  The images were vivid and clear.  The many different timbres of voice were so wonderful.

In these modern days of TV, movies, etc, people who are blind need good audio description to follow many of them.

This is the best audio description ever.  Straight from Homer many hundreds of years ago.

I know there are many translations but this work was meant to be heard.

No props, no costumes, just the words, the voice timbres and the vivid language.

I am so looking forward to being part of it again and allowing my voice to bring forth the story.

Please come and join us and share with your friends too.

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