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Rob Hardy Revitalizes Aeschylus’s Oresteia

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Photo by Linnea Bullion

Photo by Linnea Bullion

Last May, NER contributor Rob Hardy’s adaptation of Aeschylus’s Oresteia was performed at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. The production featured a massive set by Twin Cities designer Joseph Stanley and music by composer Mary Ellen Childs. From Eric Dugdale’s review in Didaskalia: “Hardy’s adaptation offers a stripped-down style in which every word counts and immediacy trumps Aeschylean grandeur…Hardy has succeeded at producing a script that is evocative and unhurried.”

Hardy also had one of his poems imprinted on a Northfield sidewalk last August as part of the Sidewalk Poetry Contest, sponsored by the city’s Arts & Culture Commission. The contest is now open for submissions for 2013.

Rob Hardy has appeared numerous times in NER, most recently in 28.1. His essay Theodore Roosevelt and the Masculine/Feminine Complex was featured on our site.