Aeschylus #121

Seated Women in a Garden, Picasso inspiration for Aeschylus #121 Upcoming: Saturday, April 21st, Blake Garden, Kensington with Tonyanna Borkovi. Part of a series of “rituals” curated by Yula Paluy.

Sophocles’ Laocoön in Davenport

after the wooden horse is brought into the city the Trojans celebrated believing the war over A sacrifice to Poseidon for removing the Greeks with Laocoōn a priest of Poseidon ordered to carry it out Cassandra and Laocoön warn of the impending danger within the horse with Laocoön sinning against the gods by attacking the horse…

Aeschylus’ Diktyoulkoi (Net Haulers)

the play set on the island of Seriphos with the arrival of Danaë and her infant Perseus Danaë’s father Acrisius had set them adrift in a wooden chest a fisherman nets a large object offshore he seeks the help of Dictys the brother of the local king Polydectes in hauling the chest ashore struggling they…

Aeschylus’ Ixion in Chinatown

Gods and men alike were horrified by Ixon’s murder of his father-in-law Deïoneus none were willing to purify him Zeus took pity on him not only purified him but took him to heaven Ixion, in turn, committed the ultimate hybris by attempting to seduce Hera (Zeus deceived him into lying instead with a cloud in…

Sophocles’ Laocoön in Davenport

after the wooden horse is brought into the city the Trojans celebrated believing the war over A sacrifice to Poseidon for removing the Greeks with Laocoōn a priest of Poseidon ordered to carry it out Cassandra and Laocoön warn of the impending danger within the horse with Laocoön sinning against the gods by attacking the horse…

Sopholces’ The Root-Cutters (S.79)

Medea restores the youth of her husband’s aged father Aeson by cutting him up and boiling him in a pot together with certain herbs; She advises the daughters of Pelias to do the same for their father; but after they cut him up, Medea breaks her promise to provide the necessary magic. The Fragments… And…

Euripides’ Andromeda

The Play… Cassiopeia boasted that her daughter Andromeda was more beautiful than all the Nereids, invoking the wrath of Poseidon who sent Cetus (a sea monster) to attack Æthiopia (a city in the Sub Sahara) After consulting an oracle, Cepheus and Cassiopeia chain Andromeda to a rock near the ocean so that Cetus (a sea…

Euripides, Cretans, Picasso Pasiphae

Euripides’ Cretans

The Play… Minos claims the kingship of Crete asserting it is the gods’ gift to him believing that Poseidon will send him a sign a bull from the sea and he vows to sacrifice that bull in return A magnificent animal appears and Minos takes the throne but he keeps the bull and sacrifices another…