Orestes

Classic Stage Company
136 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

This year's popular FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL reading series turns its gaze to one of Western literature's foundational dramas: The Orestia. Providing the common thread through this kaleidoscopic tale of the house of Atreus is the stunning poetic voice of Anne Carson. Ms. Carson is considered by many to be one of the leading poets now writing in the English language. Her celebrated translations of Sophocles and Euripides have been heralded by the New York Review of Books as the "gold standard" in bringing these works into the English language: "Carson has created an individual form and style for verse...seldom has Pound's injunction 'Make It New' been so spectacularly obeyed."

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