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Ovid's Myths: the Roman Nose in Exile: Merry Metamorphosis
"...When the poet Ovid was banned from Rome in 8 A.D., he set..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Arts Review

Virgin Fiction
First-time publication is like a cotillion for writers, Martin Wilson writes as he reviews five new first novels. And debut novelists are the gussied-up belles at the ball, with butterflies in their stomachs, dreaming of the glorious future that awaits them.
"...the exile and banishment of the great Roman poet Ovid. Only two lines of Ovid's reputedly most passionate work,..."

April 27, 2001 Books Feature by Martin Wilson

Austin at FringeNYC: Big Apple Bouquets
Austin's three entries in this year's New York International Fringe Festival earned some real attention, ranging from the respectable to the rave
"...directors Sonnet Blanton and Julia M. Smith have given Ovid's ancient tale raucous and disturbing new life. … The..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Polaroid Stories
Polaroid Stories
" appropriate given that this play, loosely based upon Ovid's Metamorphoses (tales of Orpheus, Narcissus, Echo, et al), is..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

Land of 1,000 Dramas
" found a company to support local dramatists. ASW provides services that go right to the heart of new..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Viva Sinatra
Recent Titles
"...bookjacket notes that the author uses as his foundation Ovid's 2,000-year-old poem recounting the lives and transformations of Greco-Roman..."

Feb. 28, 1997 Books Feature

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, May 8-14
"...23-Aug. 22): "Fortune resists half-hearted prayers," wrote the poet Ovid more than 2,000 years ago. I will add that..."

May 8, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

Is Austin the Pilsner Capital of America?
Czech your privilege
"...them, thinking about them in ways intellectuals would ponder Ovid's Metamorphoses, researching their heat-slaying characteristics like an indie A&R..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Food Feature by Eric Puga

Aerialists add theatrical magic to the myths here, but a Texas twang sounds off
"...epic of the same name by the Roman poet Ovid, Zimmerman's theatrical adaptation retells the stories of a number..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Zach's take on Greek myths takes flight with help from Blue Lapis Light aerialists
"...Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, a play about love based on Ovid's narrative poem of the same name...."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

'Water Works'
The charming and fun aquatic ballets at Barton Springs Pool return on video
"...seals, crabs, frogs, flamingos, dolphins, elephants .... Not since Ovid have there been so many magical metamorphoses. Water Works..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Performances That Transported Me in 2004
Robert Faires lists his favorite theatre, dance, and classical productions of 2004
"...Moore and company presented Mary Zimmermans much-lauded setting of Ovid in a swimming pool with simplicity, understated feeling, and,..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Theatre review
"...script by Mary Zimmerman, based on the myths of Ovid. You'll hear these same actors often delivering their text..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Becoming Birds
'The Philomel Project' allows myth to take wing at the Blue Theater
"...production. "I first read the myth of Philomel in Ovid's Metamorphoses," says Sonnet Blanton, co-director with Julia M. Smith..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Playwright Dan Dietz gets his second play staged at the Humana Festival in Louisville, Johnson / Long Dance Company heads to Hamburg, and Zach shuffles its season
"...happening after Mary Zimmerman, who adapted the tales by Ovid into an award-winning theatrical experience, withdrew the rights for..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Letters at 3AM
Four meditations on three undefinable words: I love you.
" Vision: the language of poetry -- as in Ovid: At this moment I'm prepared to tell how flesh..."

July 12, 2002 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM
Technological progress is altering fundamental issues of identity.
"...threaten identity in ways that no legends (except perhaps Ovid's) ever imagined...."

Aug. 17, 2001 Column by Michael Ventura

Books We Love and a Few Books We Don't
"...Desert Island 1. The Metamorphoses by Ovid 2. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Books Feature

Books We Love and a Few Books We Don't
"...Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey 5. The Metamorphoses by Ovid 6. The Bible 7. The Odyssey translated by Robert..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Books Feature

Books We Love and a Few Books We Don't
"...Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 9. The Metamorphoses by Ovid 10. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Books Feature

Kathleen Peirce
"...Confessions of St. Augustine, walks in the woods that Ovid created, dissects her own heart, and creates a language..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Books Feature by David Garza

Ted Hughes Obituary
" West Yorkshire, England. Growing up in the country provided Hughes with a lifelong fascination with animals and the..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Books Feature

Webb on the Web
Don Webb: Surreal but Awake
"...Rules, Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire, and Uncle Ovid's Exercise Book. His book The Double: An Investigation will..."

July 31, 1998 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Summer Sneaks
Apocalypse Whenever: Movies in the Season of Armageddon
" this legal thriller set in Savannah (which also provided the setting for the recent Midnight in the Garden..."

May 22, 1998 Screens Feature

In Memoriam
"...devoted theatre artists this week; Sunday, July 20, actors Ovid Trejo and Jim Kreitner both passed away. Trejo established..."

July 19, 1996 Arts Column

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