Sunday, September 29, 2013


At present, we are reading eight Odysseys. One is a conventional translation in free verse. One is a gorgeous children's version, which the third and fourth grades are also reading. One is a theatrical rendition. Two are graphic novels. One is a simplified telling of the tale. One has a Caribbean setting and was written by a Nobel Prize-winning poet. One is a screenplay set in the 1930s American South.

Our play this winter will be adapted from the theatrical version. We will cast the play next week, after our return from the Upper Peninsula and before our trip to Howell. As with last year's production, all seventh and eighth graders will participate; younger students may opt to. We have a few new tricks up our collective classical sleeves.

Odyssey authors and illustrators:
Simon Armitage
Joel and Ethan Coen
Gillian Cross
Robert Fitzgerald
Gareth Hinds
Geraldine McCaughrean
Li Sidong & Fiona Macdonald
Derek Walcott

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