Homer Prepares – The Gods Abandon Hector

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts


Past Event

‘The Gods Abandon Hector’ covers books 20 to 22 of the Iliad.

As part of the ‘Homer Prepares’ project, James McCaughey, and percussionist Matthew Horsley, take the audience on a journey through the Iliad.

The Iliad is revealed as it comes into being as a series of improvisations.
We see Homer planning each day’s singing; and then realising it as a modern performance of the original.

Homer Prepares is set at an imagined festival on an imagined island to which Homer’s audience have come “from all the islands, the coastal cities, and beyond”.
This is an accessible, contemporary version that captures Homer’s violence, humour and lyricism.

‘The Gods Abandon Hector’ is presented for three nights only, 9, 10 & 11 December,
in The David Li Sound Gallery at Monash University Performing Arts Centre.

  • Dates & Times:
    • Friday 9 December 2022, 7:30pm

    • Saturday 10 December 2022, 7:30pm

    • Sunday 11 December 2022, 5:00pm

  • Ticket Pricing
    General Admission

    Standard $40
    Standard $40
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: Ninety minutes. No Interval

    • Venue: David Li Sound Gallery

    • Age suitability: Suitable for all ages

  • Venue Details

    David Li Sound Gallery:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

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