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Gilgamesh

Sunday 1 July 2007 20:00-22:00 (Radio 3)

The Epic of Gilgamesh was written in ancient Mesopotamia over 4,000 years ago and is believed by many to be the first story to be written down. It tells of the disheartened King Gilgamesh and his friend, Enkidu, and their quests together into the wilderness, battling monsters and searching for the secret of immortality.

This version was adapted by Jeremy Howe from the English version by Stephen Mitchell. With music by Paul Dodgson.

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




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