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Ted Hughes’s Tales from Ovid

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes’s remarkable sequence of twenty-four tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses won the Whitbread Book of the Year in 1997 and was celebrated in The Times by Michael Hofmann as ‘one of the great works of the century’.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571202256
Date Published
19.04.1999
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Summary

Ted Hughes’s remarkable sequence of twenty-four tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses won the Whitbread Book of the Year in 1997 and was celebrated in The Times by Michael Hofmann as ‘one of the great works of the century’.

Tim Supple and Simon Reade have taken ten tales from Hughes’s version of the greatest poem of classical inspiration and transformed them for the stage. Erotic, elegant, violent and magical, this dramatisation of Tales from Ovid realises the immense power of Hughes’s original text, which is already recognised as a literary landmark.

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Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid and…

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