Posts Tagged "storytelling"

On Luck

On Luck

This is me just a month ago on my 32nd birthday, gazing out across the impressive Dzanga Bai at some 30 odd elephants splashing about contentedly in the mud. At the time I’d been waiting a week for my insurance company to arrange my repatriation home from the tiny town of Bayanga in the middle of the Central African rainforest, during which period I agonised constantly over whether the decision...

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Orpheus – the most haunting love story ever told

Orpheus – the most haunting love story ever told

Modern re-imaginings of Greek myths are a popular storytelling trope – my favourite of recent years being Anais Mitchell’s excellent folk opera Hadestown, which sets the story of Orpheus and Eurydice in a post-apocalyptic depression-era mining town. Riffing on the same myth, in which the poet Orpheus makes a doomed attempt to rescue his love Eurydice from Hades’ Underworld, and...

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