Digital Beards, stalled for a month by the holidays and then by the onset of the Spring Semester, resume now on the year 2014. As the inaugural podcast, I am honored to share with you a fragment (a mere fragment) of the great work that Christopher Lee Miles is doing with us. He teaches World Literature, Poetry Workshop and more at UAF, and he’s recently taken to recording the works of the great authors he assigns his students to read, and believe me when I say it is the greatest pleasure to hear him read them.
This first podcast of 2014 is a scene from Antigone, by Sophocles, wherein the blind old prophet Tireseus (Miles) confronts king Kreon (myself, trying to keep up) about Kreon’s hubris, and how that hubris has doomed them all to tragedy. Brilliant stuff, representative of how creative we can be in providing quality content to our students, and having fun in the process.
Listen for the laughs at the end, especially.
Antigone in front of the dead Polynices (1865) by Nikoforos Lytras