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The Iliad, or the Poem of Force

by Simone Weil

Date: Friday 12 January

Time: 6:30pm 

Venue: LLL rehearsal space, central Lewes

A first sharing of LLL's latest work in progress, an adaptation of The Iliad, or the Poem of Force, written in 1939 by French philosopher and activist Simone Weil and presented as a theatrical storytelling by actress Eleanor Buchan (pictured). The work is a critique of the effects of war on the human spirit.

"The true hero, the true subject, the centre of The Iliad, is force. Force employed by man, force that enslaves man, force before which man's flesh shrinks away. In this work at all times, the human spirit is shown as modified by its relation to force, as swept away, blinded, by the very force it imagined it could handle, as deformed by the weight of the force it submits to."

This early stage sharing of an extract from the work in progress will be presented for a small audience at LLL's rehearsal space in central Lewes. Anyone interested in attending should contact LLL directly: leweslivelit@gmail.com

Directed by LLL's Artistic Director, Mark C. Hewitt.