Brian Bedford Reads Homer's "Odyssey" at Stratford Fest Aug. 16, 18 & 20

News   Brian Bedford Reads Homer's "Odyssey" at Stratford Fest Aug. 16, 18 & 20 Brian Bedford and Kathryn Walker will trod Homer's territory at Ontario's Stratford Festival Aug. 16, 18 & 20, reading excerpts of Robert Fagles' acclaimed modern verse adaptation of "The Odyssey."

Brian Bedford and Kathryn Walker will trod Homer's territory at Ontario's Stratford Festival Aug. 16, 18 & 20, reading excerpts of Robert Fagles' acclaimed modern verse adaptation of "The Odyssey." Author and narrator Fagles will also be on hand, at the Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford's intimate three-quarter space in Stratford, Ontario.

"The Odyssey," Homer's epic of western lit, written around the late eighth century, B.C., chronicles the adventures of Odysseus and his crew as they make their way back to Ithaca after the Trojan War.

Performances of the "dramatic reading" are 8 PM Aug. 16, 2 PM Aug. 18 and 2 PM Aug. 20.

Tickets are $25. Call (800) 567-1600.

-- By Kenneth Jones