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Gilgamesh

Sunday 11 June 2006 19:30-21:30 (Radio 3)

A radio drama version of Gilgamesh, adapted by Jeremy Howe, from the English version by Stephen Mitchell. Music by Paul Dodgson.

The epic of Gilgamesh was written in ancient Mesopotamia over 4000 years ago. Many people think it was the first story to be written down. It tells of the prowess of King Gilgamesh and his acquisition of a friend, Enkidu, and their adventures in the wilderness, battling monsters, in search of immortality.

Duration:

2 hours

Playlist:

Gilgamesh ...... Joe Dixon
Enkidu ...... Adam Levy
Narrator ...... Kenneth Cranham
Shamhat, Ishtar ...... Kananu Kirimi
Lady Ninsun, Scorpion woman ...... Eve Matheson
Prologue, Anu ...... Robert Gwilym
Soldier, Utnapishtim ...... Bill Wallis
Humbaba, Ninurta ...... David Collins
Scorpion man; Ea ...... Chris Donnelly
Urshanabi; Enlil ...... Paul Nicholson

Producer Tim Dee.




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