Friday, April 16, 2010

Dramaturge's Corner: Helen, The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships

Dramaturge Marti Lyons gives an inside look at The Love of the Nightingale.

In Greek mythology, Helen, known as Helen of Troy (and earlier Helen of Sparta), was the daughter of Zeus and Leda (or Nemesis), daughter of King Tyndareus and sister of Castor, Polydeuces and Clytemnestra. Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War. Helen was described by Dr. Faustus in Christopher Marlowe's eponymous play as having "the face that launched a thousand ships."

The Love of the Nightingale runs May 3-29.
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