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Ad Navseam Episode 17: “Honey, I’m Home!”—Alcestis, Part 2

December 29, 2020
This week Dave and Jeff wrap up their journey through Euripides’ Alcestis and the second half has everything—weeping, wailing, sarcastic dads, guest stars on their way to wrangle flesh-eating horses.  You know, typical theater fare.  Yes, Admetus continues his mope-a-thon, but suddenly Heracles himself shows up and who hasn’t been in that cliched situation where you’re trying juggle a funeral and a call-the-cops house party?  Then hang on tight for the twist ending.  What does it all mean?  Is it time for cheering or more mourning?  Strange, silent, veiled women showing up at the last minute have a way of unsettling a household.

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