Tales of the Night Sky | Greek & Roman Star Myths

Tales of the Night Sky | Greek & Roman Star Myths

Original audio drama with spectacular soundscapes, based on the Greco-Roman myths behind the constellations. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob, these moving and sometimes humorous tales, brim with tragedy, injustice, and violence.... Show More

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September 30, 2020 38 min

What happened to the two drops of blood Erichthonius received from Athena? This intimate and moving diary reveals all. 

 

Starring Morag Cross as Creusa

Oboe playing by Morag Cross

 

Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob

Production and sound design by Geoff Chong

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A gold-tipped arrow, a gilded casket, a snake-tailed child and two drops of the gorgon’s blood.

The goddess Athena narrates her tale of love and power.

 

Starring Sharon Mann as Athena

With Dario Costa as Hephaestus and Homer, Morag Cross as Daughter 2 and Bibi Jacob as Erichthonius and Daughter 1

 

Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong

Special thanks to Christine Hooper and to Jean-Paul Pal...

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Perseus is not happy and he’s about to tell you why.

 

Starring Doug Rand as Perseus

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How does the celebrated Ancient Greek hero, Perseus, change the course of Andromeda’s destiny and seal Medusa’s fate? And what does it really mean to be a hero? 

 

With Sharon Mann as Athena, Chris Mack as Hermes, Hester Wilcox as Danaë, Dario Costa as King Polydectes

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At the heart of the Perseus-Andromeda myth lies the strange story of Medusa. In this in-between episode, enter Medusa’s cave, at the ends of the earth, to find out if she really was a monster.

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Sit with Andromeda in the face of her oncoming death and witness her final moments. 

Her parents - King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopea - are organising their daughter’s demise. Will Vanity triumph over Love?

An electrifying retelling of one of the most famous Greek myths. 

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Who on earth was Ursa Minor before she became a constellation?  Find out in this light-hearted interview. 

With Shelly De Vito as the talk show host and Bibi Jacob as the Little Bear.
Song written and performed by Bibi Jacob

Special thanks to Jean-Paul (for being a star)

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December 2, 2019 9 min

As if Callisto’s own life wasn’t tragic enough, in this episode we discover the horror that her baby son, Arcas, suffered. A tale of infanticide and cannibalism originating from the sins of the fathers.

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Discover the story behind one of the best known constellations: Ursa Major, the Great Bear. This is the tale of Callisto, an Arcadian princess, who follows her dreams only to find herself confronting tragedy after tragedy. Listen to Callisto recount her devastating story, her painful metamorphosis and her astonishing, final transformation.

With: Emily Ingham, Elizabeth Ingham, Shelly DeVito

A huge thank you to Shelly, Jean-Paul and...

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