The Internet Book List - Spread the word

Book Information: Play of Gilgamesh, the

Play of Gilgamesh, the (2005) [Play]
by Edwin Morgan Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

Edwin Morgans verse play translation of the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh brings an ancient story to life in a supple, vigorous idiom that moves easily between ritual, comedy and moments of intense beauty. Here a god-king, a great city builder, learns the timeless truth that the only immortality lies in what will be remembered and recorded of his actions. Gilgameshs quest takes him, and the audience, on a journey through a world that is both mythic and familiar, inhabited by terrifying demons and disappeared political prisoners, by gods and singing transvestites and a Glaswegian jester and by Enkidu, the beloved child of nature who dies of a virus in the blood, through whom Gilgamesh learns to understand the meaning of loss.

Original title: The Play of Gilgamesh
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and Plays
PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

This work is an adaptation of the following works :
     Epic of Gilgamesh, the (-1000) [Novel]
      Author: Unknown Author

Edition #1: The Play of Gilgamesh

The Play of Gilgamesh (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!

Manifested in:

The Play of Gilgamesh (2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Manchester
Publisher: Carcanet Press
ISBN: 1857548418

Add to my library

©Steven Jeffery /, 2017
Terms of Use