Tuesday, January 7, 2014

February's club night: Telling the Epic of Gilgamesh

In February it is proposed that we attempt to all tell the same story! Not the same bit of course - instead we all choose a section of the ancient Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh.

So if you fancy joining us, pick one (or more) of the chapters below and let us know which one you are doing. You can contact me, Madeleine Grantham at Headsandtalescafe@gmail.com about this.

There are lots of resources on the web but this one is a good introduction to give you a taste of each chapter:

Project Gilgamesh (PDF file)

Chapters must not exceed 10mins.

Tablet One: The Creation of Gilgamesh and Enkidu
Tablet Two: Enkidu and Gilgamesh meet, fight, and become friends; Gilgamesh invites Enkidu on a journey
Tablet Three: Preparations for the journey to the Cedar Forest
Tablet Four: The Journey to the Cedar Forest
Tablet Five: The Battle with Humbaba
Tablet Six: Gilgamesh, Ishtar, and the Bull of Heaven
Tablet Seven: The Death of Enkidu
Tablet Eight: The Lament of Gilgamesh
Tablet Nine: Gilgamesh Journeys through the Mountains
Tablet Ten: Gilgamesh Travels to Find Uta-napishti
Tablet Eleven: Uta-napishti Tells Gilgamesh the Story of the Flood
Tablet Twelve: Epilogue–Gilgamesh Speaks to the Shade of Enkidu

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