Ancient Rome Refocused
Don't Sacrifice the Storyteller
March 30, 2021
This story is about is interpreting a third century poem that puts Frogs and Mice into the characters of Ancient Heroes.
Yes, this poem actually exists.
Imagine you create a theater company. You decide to bring to life this ancient poem. You hold auditions, and you study the ancient storytellers called the Rhapsodoi. Picking out the best storytellers and musicians you travel to the 21st century version of the Dionysia, The Fringe, one of the world's largest art festivals in Edinburgh, Scotland. Amongst the hubbub of musicians, artists, jugglers, comedians you perform your play in the mayhem of an artistic frenzy.