Barbie Caerdroia, a Welsh Translation of Christine Evans' Trojan Barbie, at University of Wales Trinity St. David in Wales
University of Wales Trinity St David (UK) presented Barbie Caerdroia—a Welsh translation of Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 21 March at 7 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 12 p.m. (Vancouver).
View Trojan Barbie's journey on the New Play Map. Barbie Caerdroia—a Welsh translation of Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans, translated by Elinor Wyn Reynolds and performed by 3rd year BA Perfformio students.
Christine Evans describes her piece as "homage to Trojan Women"—but also compares it to a car crash where the homage collides with the present day and historical repetitions of women as a second frontline in modern warfare. Homer and Euripides are set against echoes of Nanking, Berlin, Rwanda, Sarajevo, Syria et al. Lotte is our modern day character. She repairs dolls. Hankering for a holiday with cultural and historical empowerment, she heads towards Troy.
Viewer advisement: contains strong language
Music in the production is by Kevin Macleod, made available with a Creative Commons license.
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