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Kaite O’Reilly’s new version of Aeschylus’s classic verse drama

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Book Launch of ‘Persians’
Aeschylus was a soldier-playwright involved in the battle of Salamis in 480 BCE, when the vastly out-numbered Greeks defeated the might of the marauding Persian Empire. This exploration of the pity of war from the point of the view of the defeated is an extraordinary feat of compassion, and the oldest existing text in the Western theatrical canon. Kaite wrote her new version for Mike Pearson’s site-specific production on Ministry of defence land in the Brecon Beacons for National Theatre Wales’s inaugural year. Revised and reinvented, it won The Ted Hughes Award for New Works in Poetry and is published by Fair Acre Press.

Kaite will read from the verse drama and speak about the historical and contemporary contexts of this extraordinary text. There will be a book signing after the reading and launch.

“In her version of Europe’s oldest dramatic poem, a requiem to a nation’s dead in a reckless, fruitless war, Kaite O’Reilly chooses the iambic drumbeat of English blank verse, and a long-lined lyricism that befits an epic lament. The language is modern, the word-music timeless… In this powerful translation, the three voices of the Chorus tell the tragic story in a breathless song of mourning that insists on being heard….” Gillian Clarke

Free entry

6pm

Details

Date:
September 7
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Small World Theatre
Bath House Road
Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 1JY United Kingdom
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Phone:
01239 615952

Booking Online / Archebu Ar-lein
Terms and Conditions / Termau ac Amodau

We strongly suggest you book ahead. You can book your entrance tickets online at anytime up ‘til 3pm on the day of the event provided that we haven’t reached our capacity.

Awgrymwn yn gryf eich bod yn archebu ymlaen llaw. Gallwch archebu tocynnau mynediad ar-lein unrhyw bryd hyd at 3.00 yp ar ddiwrnod y digwyddiad, os nad ydym eisoes wedi gwerthu’r cyfan.

Please bring a print out of your booking sent to you by Pay Pal to present to the door staff on the night. Tickets are non-refundable except when an event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, in which case Small World will refund you. Our phone number for enquiries is 01239 615 952.

A fyddech cystal â dod â chopi print o’ch archeb, a ddanfonwyd i chi wrth PayPal, i’w gyflwyno i’r staff ar y drws ar y noson. Ni roddir ad-daliad am docyn, heblaw pan fydd rhaid canslo digwyddiad am resymau tu hwnt i’n rheolaeth, ac wedyn fe fydd Theatr Byd Bychan yn eich ad-dalu. Ein rhif ffôn ar gyfer ymholiadau yw 01239 615952.

Booking ahead at the Box Office
Archebu ymlaen llaw yn y Swyddfa Docynnau

Alternatively you can book tickets in person by visiting our office Tuesday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Please pay by cash/ cheque and you will be issued with tickets to take away.

Neu gallwch ddewis archebu tocynnau trwy ddod i’n swyddfa docynnau o ddydd Mawrth i ddydd Gwener, 9.30yb – 4.30yh.