"Now I am ready to tell how bodies are changed
Into different bodies"
Step into a world of gods and goddesses, where the human collides with the supernatural. Men and women experience forces so intense that their lives are changed for ever. They will never be the same person again, they may never again be a person at all, as they turn into another creature altogether, something quite mythical.
A beautiful, vain youth becomes a tall white flower, a man's greed is so insatiable he is made to swallow himself, a woman raped and mutilated transforms into a singing nightingale
These erotic, violent, magical stories are deeply embedded in our culture. So many writers, not least Shakespeare, have borrowed and remoulded them. But they are too bewitching to be left merely as footnotes to Shakespeare, they need to be heard for themselves.
Drawing on storytelling skills and the techniques that enable Actors from the London Stage to perform whole Shakespeare plays with only five actors, company member Christopher Staines performs a selection of Ovid's ancient legends in Ted Hughes' vigorous, gutsy new version.
When: Tuesday, March 14 @ 4:00pm
Where: Studio Theater, LH 115
Admission is Free
Actors From the London Stage
in William Shakespeare's brilliant parable for our time
on the consequences of religious hatred
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
March 15, 17, 18
Tickets Available at the PSU Box Office