A century ago, scholars of Homeric poetry began to formulate a challenging new thesis. Their Homer was an oral artist; stitching together new stories from traditional materials; making and re-making heroic songs in and through live performance. This talk considers the impact of these theories on contemporary performance-makers, exploring how the idea of an oral Homer continues to inspire new creative responses to ancient epic.
Dr Harrop is a senior lecturer in drama at Liverpool Hope University. Her research focuses on contemporary storytelling practices, spoken-word performance, Greek tragedy and classical receptions. She is also a professional storyteller.
This event is FREE but you must have a ticket.
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