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Odyssey LIVE!

On March 19, 2009, the Program in Classical Studies sponsored a reading of Homer's "Odyssey", complete and unabridged.  It started at 8:00 a.m. and finished at 10:30 p.m.  Performers included students and faculty from across the University.

A student committee, under the mentorship of Dr. John Given, planned and ran the event.  Its members were Samantha Canada, Sara Davis, Chelsea deMonch, James Duffy and Amanda Stevens.  The artworks used in advertisements were original drawings by Amanda Stevens.


Ashton Pace invoked the Muse when he performed Book I of Homer's Odyssey
Ashton Pace began the day with Book I.
As Telemachus searched for news of his lost father, an early-morning audience gathered
An early-morning audience gathered.
Chelsea deMonch narrated how Odysseus met Nausicaa in Book VI
Chelsea deMonch read Book VI
Marylaura Papalas in the voice of old Nestor instructed Odysseus's son Telemachus in Book III
Marylaura Papalas performed Book 3.
David and Tricia Wilson-Okamura embodied Hermes and Calypso when they read Book V
David and Tricia Wilson-Okamura played Hermes and Calypso in Book V
Chelsea also designed the robes and dressed each of the day's performers
Chelsea designed the costumes

Photographs by John Given, Jennifer Valko
and Tricia Wilson-Okamura.  Used by permission.


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