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Drama on 3: Gilgamesh


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Written in ancient Mesopotamia more than 4,000 years ago, many people think this was the first epic story ever written down. It tells of the prowess of King Gilgamesh and his acguisition of a friend, Enkidu, and their adventures in the wilderness, battling monsters and searching for immortality. Adapted by Jeremy Howe from the English version by Stephen Mitchell , the drama is prefaced by the voices and opinions of writers, archaeologists and scholars who discuss the history and context of the epic poem.
Producer Tim Dee


Adapted By: Jeremy Howe
Unknown: Stephen Mitchell
Producer: Tim Dee
Gilgamesh: Joe Dixon
Enkidu: Adam Levy
Narrator: Kenneth Cranham
Shamhat: Kananu Kiriml
Lady Ninsun: Eve Matheson
Prologue: Robert Gwllym
Soldier: Bill Wallis
Humbaba: David Collins
Scorpion man: Chris Donnelly
Urshanabi: Paul Nicholson

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