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Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold (Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths, 2)

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Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny, and Fry once again proves himself a master of great learning worn lightly Guardian Dialogue is Fry’s great strength, his wit demonstrated in the episode he has invented where an infant Artemis cajoles her “daddy” Zeus into promising her a whole series of presents. This enables Fry to explain her divine attributes: a bow and arrows, a short practical tunic, hunting dogs, choirs of maidens, protection from men and, of course, the moon. Fry’s gods and heroes exchange banter in an endearing style resembling his own posh but colloquial metropolitan argot. Indeed, despite his excellent knowledge of the topography of Greece, especially the Olympus mountains, that informs the narrative, the episodes themselves often feel as if they are set in north London: Cadmus and Harmonia, who Fry tells us today might be called an “iconic power couple”, watch the lethal combat between the Thebans sown from the dragon’s teeth “like a frantic parent on the touchline watching their son being squashed in a scrum”. Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God". The Huffington Post UK. 30 January 2015.

An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard Lloyd, John; Fry, Stephen; Mitchinson, John (2006). John Mitchinson (ed.). The Book of General Ignorance. Faber and Faber. ISBN 978-0-571-23368-7.Fry, Stephen (26 August 2009). "Servers with a Smile " The New Adventures of Stephen Fry". Stephenfry.com . Retrieved 17 October 2009. Khomani, Nadia (23 February 2018). "Stephen Fry has prostate cancer". The Guardian . Retrieved 23 February 2018.

a b "Stephen Fry announces first UK tour in 40 years". The Irish News. 2 May 2019 . Retrieved 13 August 2019.Linden, Sheri (18 January 2017). " 'The Hippopotamus': Film Review – Palm Springs 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Stephen Fry". British Council: Literature. Archived from the original on 13 May 2013 . Retrieved 7 June 2013. The New Adventures of Mr Stephen Fry – The Dongle of Donald Trefusis – Episode 3 now available". Stephenfry.com . Retrieved 25 July 2009.

The show marks the publication of Fry’s Heroes, the follow-up to Mythos, his 2017 compendium of tales from ancient Greece. Its opening half hour sets up his love affair with Zeus, Hercules and co, sketching out the cosmology for those of us bereft of a classical education. Not that Fry condescends: the several “as you probably knows” he inserts after telling us about this or that god or wing-heeled hero sound quite genuine. Roberts, Jem (2018). Soupy Twists! The Full Official Story of the Sophisticated Silliness of Fry and Laurie. Unbound. p.69. ISBN 9781783524518.Andreeva, Nellie (15 March 2016). "Stephen Fry To Co-Star In CBS Comedy Pilot 'The Great Indoors' ". Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot Herald

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