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This edition: The Odyssey





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Episode Details

Odysseus must travel the known and unknown world before he can return home to his beloved island kingdom of Ithaka. What do his adventures and suffering mean? What does this ancient story say to readers today? In this episode, Odysseus’ story is given ancient and modern historical and philosophical context, and illustrated with centuries of art. Featured speakers include theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, and psychologist and author Jonathan Shay.

Guest List

Tim Blake-Nelson Actor-Director

Jonathan Shay Psychologist - Author

Mary Zimmerman Director

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  • Saturday, July 21 - 10:00am
  • Journey to the West
  • Wednesday, July 25 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, July 27 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, July 28 - 10:00am
  • Popol Vuh
  • Wednesday, August 1 - 12:00pm
  • Friday, August 3 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, August 4 - 10:00am
  • Candide
  • Wednesday, August 8 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, August 10 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, August 11 - 10:00am
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Wednesday, August 15 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, August 17 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, August 18 - 10:00am
  • The Tale of Genji
  • Wednesday, July 18 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, July 20 - 10:30am
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Wednesday, July 11 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, July 13 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, July 14 - 10:00am
  • The Bacchae
  • Wednesday, July 4 - 12:00pm
  • Friday, July 6 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, July 7 - 10:00am
  • The Odyssey
  • Wednesday, June 27 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, June 29 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, June 30 - 10:00am
  • My Name Is Red
  • Friday, June 22 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am