Saturday, November 28, 2009
UPDATE: Elizabeth Cobbe's comments, published at tripvine.com, December 21
The Hyde Park Theatre provides the venue on December 17 for a presentation of Charlie Roadman's Athens vs. Sparta. Ken Webster provides the narrative for the piece based on Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War, released on CD last January.
Chris Parker wrote last April in the San Antonio Current,
"A combination pop-opera, Greek drama, modern allegory, and historical CliffsNotes created by Trinity University history grad and musician Charlie Roadman, the album resonates on several levels and is likely unlike anything you’ve ever heard. It details how Athens’ cultural hubris, faltering democracy, self-serving oligarchs, indifference to its allies, and ill-considered military adventurism resulted in a war doomed by poor prosecution and overextended forces."
(Click for full text of Parker's extensive article of April 15, 2009.)
Click for capsule review by Daniel Mee in the Austin Chronicle, January 23, 2009.
Photo from a slideshow published by band member Cliff Brown, Jr., with a May 30 post on his blog "The Life and Times of Cliff Brown, Jr."