November 14th, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Martin Law and Isaac Robinson (An Iliad)
Actor and Co-Founder of Chocolate Moose Theatre Company
Director and Co-Founder of Moose & Moa
QDF: We all know The Iliad, but what is An Iliad about?
Martin: It is taking The Iliad, the classic, and making one poet’s story. You can see the poet as like a Homer figure if you like. It’s about making it personal to one storyteller, returning it to its tradition where it would be told orally, in person and making it somebody who has actually seen and who is trying to relate it to an audience. It’s kind of making a classic poem into a dramatic work. And of course, condensing The Iliad by a lot, it is now down to 100 minutes, which would normally take days to recite.