Abstract

The "Page and Stage" program in Los Angeles Central Public Library allowed audiences to interact closely with several works of classical literature featuring heroic sagas (Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes). By introducing different translations of these ancient texts (Pope's and Fagles' Iliad), their reinventions (Will Power's Seven), and relevant works of contemporary literature (Joseph Heller's Catch 22) and film (Kurosawa's Seven Samurai), the organizers opened a space for public debate on ancient and modern ideologies of heroism.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-9234
Print ISSN
0009-8418
Pages
pp. 246-250
Launched on MUSE
2010-03-18
Open Access
No
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