Festival that launched a thousand ships

first_imgIt’s been coming together for nearly two years, but the finished product is now upon us. The Oxford Greek Festival, brainchild of Avery Willis (DPhil in Classics at Balliol), starts on the 5 May, and there won’t be a moment’s respite from all things Greek, whether Classical or Modern. Consisting of plays, lectures, an exhibition, poetry, a debate and children’s events, the Festival promises to have something for everyone. Most prominent amongst its productions is Euripides’ Trojan Women, staged at the Playhouse from the 5-8 May (Wednesday-Saturday, 2nd week). Considered one of the most effective anti-war plays ever written, it features some of Euripides’ most heart-rending and harrowing scenes. The production gives the play a new interpretation with its Indo-African costumes, music and choreography; by this it is immediately set apart from what one expects. If the play’s review in last week’s edition of the Cherwell is to be believed, you should book tickets for this one straight away. If you want to hear a talk about the play, there are several, each one examining a different angle; check the website for times. Other plays include The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pigat the Old Fire Station, and The Shield at the Burton-Taylor in third week. As its name proclaims, Three Little Wolves turn a well-known fairytale on its head, with hilarious consequences. Kids and adults alike can enjoy watching abused turn abuser. The Shield is another comedy, translated from Menander’s play, which is not known to have been performed in English before. On Sunday 9 (3rd week) at 2.30 at the Oxford Union there are events concerning the long-running but newly-revived saga of the Elgin Marbles. First is Parthenon Lost, written by Constantine Sandis. It takes the form of a Socratic dialogue, and will explore the questions surrounding the contentious issue, central to which is “Should we return them?” After that is a debate on the Marbles, in which Boris Johnson MP and Brian Sewell will take part. Don’t miss the virtual reassembly of the Parthenon Marbles, which will be there too. Further one-off events include a mask workshop at the Playhouse (4pm, 7 May), exploring the use of the mask in Greek performance. Despite the promising name, there probably won’t be any making and decorating of masks, just in case the primary school student in you was hoping. The Iliadis being performed at New College (8pm, 10 May) but without a cast of thousands – try two men in US-based Curio Productions’ adaptation. This is but a taster however, there’s lots more – visit www.oxfordgreekfestival.com for details on everything that’s going on.ARCHIVE: 1st week TT 2004last_img read more

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Wind and solar power are even more expensive than is commonly thought

first_imgEveryone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point!center_img I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised?last_img read more

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