Jan Andrews | Two Women of the Odyssey

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Two Women of the Odyssey

by Jan Andrews

One of Canada’s most-renowned storytellers, Jan Andrews has been conjuring the lives of Penelope and Nausicaa for over twenty years. With this recording, she carries us into the far-off time of one of the world’s greatest stories.
Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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1. The Scene Is Set
5:28 album only
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2. The Princess Nausicaa Comes to the Rescue
28:47 album only
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3. Penelope Tests Her Suitor
3:01 album only
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4. Penelope and Odysseus
28:25 album only
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5. Journeys' End
1:00 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Widely-recognized as a storyteller who touches her audiences with the depth and power of her work, Jan has traveled extensively, telling stories at festivals and in concerts across Canada, in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. A committed member of the Canadian storytelling community, she was the first president of Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada and founded the organization’s StorySave project. In 2016, Jan received the great honour of being named a member of the Order of Canada.

Jan served as Artistic Director of two long-running Ottawa storytelling series (one at the Fourth Stage of the National Arts Centre). She has co-founded an arts education organization, and co-produced and performed in complete tellings of The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Mahabharata. Jan tells everything from folktales to literary stories, from epic to personal tales. She is also the author of classic books for young people. Always a groundbreaker, she was the first Storyteller/Writer in Residence at the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba.


Learn more about Jan Andrews on Jan’s website: http://www.janandrews.ca/author/welcome.html

About the Recordings

2014 Jan recorded Two Women of the Odyssey as a special project for StorySave. In it, Jan carries us into the far-off time of one of the world’s greatest stories. She takes us to a riverbank where a princess plays at ball with her maidens, to a palace where Penelope the Queen waits valiantly for her beloved husband’s return. Lives are changed: a rescue and a reunion, joy and sorrow, passion and relief.

One of Canada’s most-renowned storytellers, Jan has been conjuring the lives of Penelope and Nausicaa for over twenty years. She has a love affair with Homer that comes out of the intensity of humanness he brings us. She considers it an honour to stand among all those others — writers, translators, storytellers, actors, artists — who have contributed to ensuring that Homer’s legacy is eternally made present, eternally renewed.

In this opening portion of the story, Jan introduces us to some of the characters of one of the world’s greatest stories.

For a CD version of this recording, visit: http://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/shop/Two-Women-of-the-Odyssey-Jan-Andrews.html

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