19:30, Tue 4th March 2014 - Sat 8th March 2014 at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Lent Week 7
"Then, since I am his Ganymede, let me be cut in stars, and set where jealous hate may never come"
Egypt. 130 AD. The emperor Hadrian, accompanied by his wife, court, and secretary, Suetonius, is on a diplomatic tour; all eyes are on Antinous, Hadrian's young lover and pin-up boy of the Classical world. As the party floats further down the Nile, the stage is set for tragedy.
"I have my wife's contempt, my friend's decease, and now my lover's enmity to weigh upon my soul: what is an empire to these cares?"