This dramatic adaptation of Homer's myth begins with a modern young woman who is struggling to understand Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey. A classical muse appears, and the young woman becomes the goddess Athenaa tireless advocate for Odysseus in his struggle to get home. With her trademark irreverent and witty twist on classic works, Zimmerman brings to life the story of Odysseus's ten-year journey, depicting his encounters with characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens, and others.
|Publisher:||Northwestern University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Mary Zimmerman's credits as an adapter and a director include Metamorphoses (2002), The Arabian Nights (2005), and Journey to the West (forthcoming) all available from Northwestern University Press, as well as Eleven Rooms of Proust, and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Her work has been produced at the Lookingglass Theatre and Goodman Theatre of Chicago; on Broadway at Circle in the Square; in New York at Second Stage, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Manhattan Theatre Club; at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles; and at the McCarter, Berkeley Repertory, and Seattle Repertory as well as many other theaters around the country and abroad. The recipient of a Tony Award for directing for Metamorphoses and a MacArthur Fellowship, Zimmerman is a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University.