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Art Alert: Icarus play to stage at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Ahram Online , Saturday 29 Dec 2018
Icarus performance, directed by Ahmed Ezzat Elalfy (Photo: part of promotional material)
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Theatrical Performance Icarus will be staged at Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Art centre on 31 December.

Directed by Ahmed Ezzat Elalfy, the play tells the famous story of Icarus.

In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete to imprison the Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull monster born of his wife and the Cretan bull.

As Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that Daedalus constructed from feathers and wax, he warns him of flying too low or too high, so the sea's dampness would not clog his wings nor the sun's heat melt them.

Icarus ignored his father's instructions and flew too close to the sun, melting his wings and falling into the sea, where he drowned.

Monday 31 December, at 7pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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