Monthly Archives: March 2013

Composing the Poetic: Elytis, Theodorakis and the Axion Esti — 6th March, 8pm

“To Axion Esti” was written by the poet Odysseas Elytis, Greece’s esteemed 1979 Nobel Laureate, and was set to music as a “Folk Opera” by Mikis Theodorakis, one of Greece’s preeminent composers. There will be a short introduction by Annie Demosthenous, who recently completed her DPhil in modern Greek poetry and nationalism, that will focus on how music contributes to the poem’s status as a profound emblem of Greek national identity.Annie’s introduction will be followed by a screening of the 1977 recorded performance of the Opera at the Lycabetus Theater. English translations of the libretto will be supplied. Refreshments will also be provided.
Place: Lecture Room B, Worcestor College
Time: 8 pm
Date: 6 March 2013
Cost: Free
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Professor of Poetry lecture — 5th March at 5.30 p.m.,

The next Professor of Poetry lecture, by Professor Geoffrey Hill, entitled “Legal Fiction” and Legal Fiction, will be this coming Tuesday, 5th March at 5.30 p.m., in the Exam Schools, South School.

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