Wed. Nov. 12, 7pm
Gilgamesh is the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in western literature, contemporary with the oldest parts of the Bible. It is the story of a legendary king who achieves heroic victories with the help of the wild man Enkidu. The Gilgamesh epic, written over four thousand years ago in ancient cuneiform script, was found on broken tablets in what is today Iraq * where the cradle of civilization is believed to have developed between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers.
Sebastian Lockwood brings the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu to life as these two discover each other, leave on a great adventure to battle the monstrous giant Huwawa, where they will face Ishtar and death, and travel to see Utnapishtin (Noah) to find the answer to why we die.
Sebastian Lockwood is a poet, teacher, and storyteller who specializes in the epics: The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer*s Odyssey, and Beowulf. He studied the classics and anthropology at Boston University and the UK*s Cambridge University. Currently, Lockwood performs far and wide, as well as teaches at several universities the techniques of storytelling and the use of poetry for artists and teachers.
Made possible by a generous grant from the NH Humanities Council.