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José María Pou and Ramón Irigoyen

Dramatised reading of Cavafy's poems


The actor and theatre director José María Pou presents a dramatised reading of a selection of poems by Constantine P. Cavafy (1863-1933), translated by Ramón Irigoyen and divided in thematic blocks about ethics, religion, politics, love, art and death. The Greek poet, who lived in Alexandria (Egypt), was inspired by the Byzantine world and Hellenistic Greece, and uses his compositions to express his feelings. The miscellany begins with "Ithaca" and includes some of this most famous poems such as "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Body, Remember...", "Ana Dalassene" and "The God Abandons Antony".

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