Homeriad, Theatrical Triptych; Odysseus (Ulysses), Ithaca, Homer, 2007

Monologue

Dimitris Dimitriadis

Homeriad is a saga about the non-return, of the battle with nostalgia as a vital necessity for existence.

Inverting the Homeric concept of nostos [longing], Dimitriadis perceives the return – the homecoming – as opposing the destination, and the desire to go back as destructive.

 

I am Ithaca

I am Odysseus

I am not Ithaca

I am Ithaca

and Odysseus

I am not Odysseus

 

I am Ithaca

that lost Odysseus

I am Odysseus

who Ithaca lost

 

I am not Odysseus

I am Ithaca

Odysseus

Ithaca

 

Odysseus

She killed me

 

Ithaca

I killed him

 

Me and him

Her and I

 

Now […]

 

The play has been translated into French, Spanish, English, Italian, Russian, German, Portuguese and Arabic.

ESSAYS

DIMITRIS DIMITRIADIS' THEATRE

Translation: Elena Delliou

 

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