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Odyssey, The

By Derek Walcott

Year staged: 1992

Opening night: 24/06/1992

Theatre Company: Royal Shakespeare Company

Staged in: Other Place Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company

Cast Size: Unknown


The story of Odysseus’ protracted wanderings from fallen Troy to his island home of Ithaca. The episodes are pungently interspersed with a commentary by the blind singer Billy Blue, Walcott’s version of Homer, who sings accompanied by the Caribbean steel band.

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Odyssey, The

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Year published: 1993

Production Team

Gregory Doran

Director / Production Conception

Gregory Doran

Director / Production Conception

Additional Materials

Link to Playscript


Ref: MPS 5344

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