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Drama The Estates Theatre

An Iliad

Lisa Peterson, Denis O’Hare

Prague Shakespeare Company

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Based on Homer's Iliad, Translated by Robert Fagles
Performed in English with Czech surtitles

Director - Guy Roberts and Rebecca Greene Udden
Composer - Patrick Neil Doyle
Scenography - Markéta Trösterová-Fantová
Costume Design - Eva Bellefeuille
Light Designer - Přemysl Janda

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. Part 1 of Prague Shakespeare Company’s The Trojan War cycle. Parts 2 & 3: Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida and Euripides The Trojan Women will premiere at the Estates Theater on 30 April 2018.

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