Travel Frenzy!

Only 27 days to go before I’m on the plane to Athens! I’m in a travel frenzy organising iphone and ipad communications and theatre reservations.

Athens: 5 shows in 6 days including Antigone, Iphigenia at Aulis and best of all, Medea, at the Ancient Theatre at Epidaurus. My 3 favourite plays that happen to be about women.

Spoleto: Because theatre in Rome is closed for the summer I decided to head north to Umbria and although it is not in my plan of tracing theatre history chronologically, there is some not-to be-missed theatre such as Robert Wilson‘s The Old Woman and Irina Brook‘s, Island Trilogy. Some times one can just get lucky!

But another stroke of luck, I did find classical Roman theatre in Spain. So as well as doing the Almagro festival I will head over to Merida for a production of The Golden Ass by the second century author,  Apuleius. It is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety. Please check out the Roman ampitheatre it’s extraordinary!   http://www.spain.info/en/reportajes/teatro_romano_de_merida_el_ultimo_refugio_de_las_musas.html

Finally thanks to Pan Australian Travel for being so accommodating to my theatrical whims.  http://www.panaustravel.com.au

English: Illustration of the Golden Ass by Jea...
English: Illustration of the Golden Ass by Jean de Bosschère. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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6 thoughts on “Travel Frenzy!

    1. Dear Glen, I hope this finds you well and that you can bring Margaret to the computer from time to time. I think of her so often, she would really adore the Classical architecture and symbolism. Love to you all,
      B

      1. Lovely to hear from you, Brenda. We have been following every step of your fascinating journey. Enjoy every moment. Love Glenice & Margaret.

    1. Thanks Jo I’m in Athens now. Doric,Corinthian and ionic columns everywhere and the acropolis is totally overwhelming. One feels so humbled by it. Love to you. B

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