Monday, May 30, 2011

New: Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia

Narcissus Press in partnership with Perdrix Press (Auckland, New Zealand) is proud to announce the publication of the 44-page chapbook, "Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia", written by NZ poet, Jack Ross and illustrated (24 ink drawings and cover painting) by US-based British artist, William T. Ayton.

Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia

Text by Jack Ross
Artwork by William T. Ayton

ISBN 978-0-473-18881-8

24 ink drawings / 44 pp.

Available now from:

Perdrix Press

What would happen if two children decided to put on the Ancient Greek Oresteia in their own puppet theatre? With their (recently divorced) parents as characters? Casting themselves as Iphigeneia, sacrificed by her father for a favourable wind, and Orestes, the murderer of his mother? What kind of bloodbath might come out of that? This modern retelling of the classic trilogy in words and pictures is a collaboration between New Zealand poet Jack Ross and US-based British artist William T. Ayton. Contains adult themes and imagery.