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Ovid’s Metamorphoses

DATE & TIME: SATURDAY 30 APRIL AT 7.00PM | SUNDAY 1 MAY AT 5.00PM
VENUE: HIGHLANES GALLERY, LAURENCE ST
TICKETS: €14/€12 CONC

Award winning actors Derbhle Crotty and Aaron Monaghan will perform in a rehearsed reading of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, selected and directed by award winning playwright Mark O’Rowe.

Described as ‘The Wittiest Poem of the Wittiest Poet of classical antiquity’, Ovid’s Metamorphoses focuses on change and transformation, and is considered one of the most influential works in Western Culture.

Suitable for 14 years and over.

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Numerous episodes have been depicted in acclaimed works of sculpture and painting by artists such as Titian, and the epic poem has inspired writers like Dante and Shakespeare.

Considered Ovid’s magnum opus and comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, Metamorphoses chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar. The poem defies simple genre classification by its use of varying themes and tones. Award winning playwright, Mark O’Rowe, will select from a translation by A.D. Melville for a series of rehearsed readings which he will also direct.

Presented by Drogheda Arts Festival, Highlanes Gallery and Poetry Ireland. By arrangement with Oxford University Press.

DATE & TIME: SATURDAY 30 APRIL AT 7.00PM | SUNDAY 1 MAY AT 5.00PM
VENUE: HIGHLANES GALLERY, LAURENCE ST
TICKETS: €14/€12 CONC