Tag Archives: Lord of the Deep

The Quest for Immortality: Gods… Stuart France

* The workshops serve as a Celtic Cauldron of Plenty… Everyone gets what they most need. How is this possible? How is it possible that three years on from first tentatively considering the Epic of Gilgamesh as a potential subject … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep: Stepping beyond…

When Lord of the Deep was being written, decisions had to be made about which elements of the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh to include, which to leave out altogether and which to adapt to aid the flow of our story. … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep: Getting under the skin…

In any drama, be it ritual or otherwise, there is a fine line over which you must hover as an ‘actor’. You are not your character. Lines and scenarios that make you look amazing or, alternatively, portray you as evil, … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh descending (5) ~ Steve Tanham

Steve continues his dramatic experience as Gilgamesh at the Lord of the Deep workshop weekend: And now we must move swiftly, as the king’s heartbeat quickens with purpose. Again, he watches the Fate Dancers… and begins to see the depths … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep: Dawn and Seven Radiances ~ Willow Willers

Willow continues her personal account of the Lord of the Deep weekend: The morning of the first full day of The Silent Eye Workshop had not yet dawned. I had slept well, “If I had dreamt I did not recall” … Continue reading

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The Quest for Immortality: Dreams… Stuart France

* When the people of Uruk rebel against the tyranny of Gilgamesh, they petition the Gods… * Hearing their plea the Goddess, Aruru, fashions the twin of Gilgamesh from the clay of her heart and sets him loose in the … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep: True colours?

Gilgamesh and Enkidu journey into the wilderness; pursuing the king’s desire for personal glory, the two have left Uruk to seek out the ‘forest demon’, Humbaba. Gilgamesh has vowed to kill the demon and cut down the Great Trees of … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh descending (4) ~ Steve Tanham

Steve continues his view of the Lord of the Deep weekend through the eyes of Gilgamesh: And as I watch Gilgamesh ascend towards the vast cliff-edge from which his life must fall, I wonder about the origin of the ‘play’ … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep: Going for gold…

One of the ‘simple pleasures’ of working on the Silent Eye workshops is that I get to fulfil my dream to run a wardrobe and props department. I love the challenges of making things work. Most of the time, we … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep: Brothers in arms…

In order to indicate the passage of time and distance in our story, we tend to walk the circular form of the temple. The third ritual drama began with Shamhat giving Enkidu one of her own scarlet robes and leading … Continue reading

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