Norma Jeane Baker of Troy (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)
Oberon Books, 9781786827616, 64pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
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Norma Jeane Baker of Troy is a partly spoken, partly sung performance piece by poet, essayist, and scholar Anne Carson, and an exploration of the lives and myths of Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy--iconic beauties who lived millennia apart. A thrilling and thoughtful meditation on the destabilising and destructive power of beauty, this had its world premiere at The Shed in New York City, starring Ben Whishaw and Ren e Fleming.