Based on Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, this play centres on the hero's son, Telemachus, and his quest to find his lost father.Telemachus was only a year old when Odysseus left to fight in the Trojan wars, leaving his wife, Penelope, behind. Years later, the war is over and Telemachus and Penelope expect Odysseus to return. When he does not, Penelope's suitor, Eurymachus, determines to take Odysseus's place. To stop him,Telemachus must find his father and bring him home. What are the themes? Families, relationships, growing up, myths and legends. Teaching points The play provides an accessible stimulus for work on myths and legends. Vivid characters, that pupils will be able to relate to, and a compelling plot can lead to exciting oral and written work.
|Publication date:||26th April 2007|
|Publisher:||Longman an imprint of Pearson Education Limited|
|Categories:||Drama & performing (Children's / Teenage), Educational: English literature,|