The Puppet Oresteia (2011)

[Book design: William T. Ayton]

Scenes from
The Puppet Oresteia

Text by Jack Ross
Artwork by William T. Ayton
ISBN 978-0-473-18881-8
Rhinebeck, NY: Narcissus Press / Auckland: Perdrix Press, 2011
24 ink drawings / 44 pp.


I – Iphigenia, or Happy Families
Chorus 1 - Cursed with prophecy
Scene 1: The Palace at Mycenae
Chorus 2 - I ran through the wood
Chorus 3 - Little girl lost

II – Cassandra, or Payback is a Bitch
Chorus 4 - Joy lives with those
Scene 2: The Palace at Mycenae
Chorus 5 - Cursed with second sight
Chorus 6 - See how Apollo

III – Orestes, or Never say Never
Chorus 7 - The labour pains
Scene 3: The Seashore at Tauris
Chorus 8 - There she goes
Chorus 9 - Drops of holy water

Chorus 10 - Noise is like flame

A Strange Nest
[William T. Ayton: A Strange Nest]



The Imaginary Museum

William T. Ayton Art Blog

Works & Days

The Seashore at Tauris
[William T. Ayton: The Seashore at Tauris]


[as a File Download ($US 2.99)
or Print-on-demand publication ($US 15.00)]

Narcissus Press

Perdrix Press
6A Hastings Rd
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0630
New Zealand

RRP: $US 15 / $NZ 20

[Back cover]

Reviews & Comments:

  1. William T. Ayton, "Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia." William T. Ayton Art Blog (2/5/11):

    In recent weeks, I've been working on a collaboration with New Zealand poet Jack Ross. The result is a chapbook entitled "Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia", based on the classic Greek trilogy of tragic plays by Aeschylus, updated into a more contemporary setting, that of a play performed by children in their puppet theater, whilst still paying homage to the original. The chapbook is 44 pages, with 24 ink drawings (21 of them brand new for this project) by myself. The book will be available soon, as a co-production between Perdrix Press (Ross) and Narcissus Press (the small press my wife Diana & I founded) ...

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