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date: 16 September 2019

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In “This Bird That Never Settles: A Virtual Conversation with Anne Carson about Greek Tragedy,” Yopie Prins interviews the internationally acclaimed Canadian scholar-poet about her work with Greek tragedy over several decades. Carson talks about her early engagements with Greek drama at the University of Toronto, her first translation, Sophocles’ Elektra, and also her translations of four Euripides tragedies in Grief Lessons. They also discuss her adaptations of Greek drama, Cassandra Float Can and her recent Antigonick. The interview concludes with her 12-minute “reduction” of Bacchae and her Quicktime Prometheus, which is here reproduced in its entirety.

Keywords: Anne Carson, Sophocles' Elektra, Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides, Cassandra Float Can, Antigonick, Quicktime Prometheus

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