Orpheus and Eurydice. His Story. by Linda Marshall Griffiths

bookshelves: autumn-2015, published-2015, radio-4, play-dramatisation, recreational-drugs, mythology, music

Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from September 18 to 23, 2015


Description: The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has inspired poets, painters and especially musicians since ancient times. As a season of revivals at the Royal Opera House begins exploring this most potent of musical stories, poet Simon Armitage and playwright Linda Marshall Griffiths each tell their own versions of the story of the doomed lovers on Radio 4.

Grief-stricken, the young singer Orfeo tries to find his way to his dead wife Eurydice. His path is the way of dreams, fractured memories – a journey into the Underworld to bring back his love from the silence. But is love stronger than death if everything can be destroyed by a backward glance? With music composed by PJ Harvey

R4 has been serving us up some fyne fayre just recently – long may it continue! Now to listen to the other side of this tale…


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